JOHN MCPHEE . . . There's a rare interview with writer John McPhee at the Los Angeles Times: "John McPhee's new book gets personal."
Lately, I've been reading lots of McPhee. After a trip to Yellowstone last June, I decided to tackle Annals of the Former World. It's a monster book about geology, of all things. Slow going, but fascinating. I plan to finish it this month.
McPhee's new book, Silk Parachute, is a collection of essays. For more about McPhee, take a look at the article about how he teaches nonfiction writing to his students: "Assembling the written word: McPhee reveals how the pieces go together," by Jennifer Greenstein Altmann.