The Bear: Upcoming events, Baileys longlist, reviews and a true detective

My interview with Shelagh Rogers for her CBC show The Next Chapter will air on Monday, March 10th at 1 p.m. (and again on Saturday at 4 p.m.).I appear with Karen Russell, Helen Walsh and Emily Keeler at the International Festival of Authors Weekly on Thursday, March 13th. Tickets here. Please come.The Bear is longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize). This is a huge thrill as it's a prize that is close to my heart.You can find reviews in the Irish Examiner, the Calgary Herald, Canadian Living, the Western Mail and I wrote a piece about bear books in We Love Books.I was interviewed for Bustle by a Claire with great questions.Parnasuss Books, which is the Nashville bookstore owned by Karen Hayes and author Ann Patchett, has a new lit journal. The editor, Mary Laura Philpott, asked me about reading what we fear: Has there ever been a book you wanted to read, but you just weren't sure you could?And my latest obsession:

The dark truth Rust Cohle is alluding to is this: Who you are is entirely dependent on the physical brain, “this meat,” as Cohle puts it. And this meat makes mistakes about reality all the time. [full article]

Spoiler alert, but I wouldn't let that stop you.