Welcome to the world again. Now that you’re here, do you like the way you move?
–Johnny Blackthorn, “Into the Madness”
Quite a lot has happened in the literary world during The Great AngelSpeak Hiatus of 2011. Jennifer Egan not only won the much coveted Rooster (as predicted by Kerry at Hungry Like the Woolf), she also won the Pulitzer for her novel A Visit from the Goon Squad; Tom Franklin won the LA Times Book Prize for his mystery/thriller, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter; and a British library took the plunge and paid £32,000 for the email archive of poet Wendy Cope.