I'm honored to be nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and especially pleased to be in the company of two books I loved — Joan Acocella's Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints and Ben Ratliff's Coltrane. Also, in the past week or two, The Rest Is Noise has nudged its way onto some bestseller lists — the New York Times (#28 nonfiction), the LA Times (#14), the Boston Globe (#3), and the Calgary Herald (#1!). I remain hugely grateful to all those who have taken an interest in the book, particularly readers who haven't followed classical music closely in the past. Activity will continue to be sparse here as I catch up on New Yorker work and (off the classical topic) head to Utah for the premiere of Woman in Burka at the Slamdance Film Festival — whose main site features a Wotan Spear remix.
Update: I am scheduled to appear on tomorrow's edition of the Charlie Rose show (Jan. 15). Marin Alsop will be interviewed separately on the same program.