(A couple of my novels accompanied by Todd Szuch’s Smashing Todd’s Ambergris Wartime Stout.)
I’ve just posted the first of two Amazon book blog posts interviewing authors about which beers they think go best with their books. In this first installment, you’ll find commentary on this important subject from Arianna Huffington, Michael Chabon, Karen Joy Fowler, Elizabeth Hand, Lauren Groff, Tim Lebbon, and many more. Installment #2 mostly focuses on dark beers and features Margo Lanagan, T.C. Boyle, James Morrow, Chip Kidd, Lydia Millet, etc. If you like the feature, please go comment on the Amazon blog or here, whatever you’d druther. All thoughts welcome.
Of course, step two will be for Ann and me to sample all of the beers while reading the books and to then report back, perhaps in video form…
Meanwhile, if you’re an author and have a photo of your book paired with a beer, send it to me as a web-quality jpeg (i.e., neither too low-res nor too high-res) to vanderworld at hotmail.com before Thursday morning and I’ll post the photos here on Thursday as well as link to the photos from the second half of the Amazon feature.