This is kind of like the time when I wrote an Ampheta’Zine piece on getting a Middle-America, church-going, old lady terrorist, so no one would suspect her, and found out that The New Yorker had run a similar piece in Shouts & Murmurs a few months earlier.
That time, my agent let me know. This time it was “Eric” (see his comment below), and follow-up research.
So the guy who told me this week that Kirkus was going under for good now is probably wrong. Kirkus is alive and well, and in fact not bankrupt or being sold once again (like it was in 2009).
And if Kirkus will not die, is there an Oprah comeback out there as well?