Andrew Worthington runs one of my favorite lit mags, Keep This Bag Away From Children and he’s got various fictions around the internets. I really enjoyed this write-up about the bands that he was involved in. Anyway, I think he lives (updated) in Calgary and he’s got a book coming out from Civil Coping Mechanisms this July).
Michael Hastings was a 30-something journalist who broke a few big stories, including one about General Stanley McChrystal that caused him to turn in his resignation. Hastings kept going after big stories, the kinds about war and possible government conspiracies, but he tragically died this past year in a car crash.
New York Mag does a phenomenal job on his life and times and it got me thinking about the attitudes of writers.