Should a huge mine reopen in the middle of the world’s most important monarch butterfly reserve? In an op-ed in the New York Times, Dan explores the dilemma facing the luckless, poverty-stricken Mexican town of Angangueo. It’s part of the research for his next book.
Two major newspapers, one in China and one in Taiwan, have each just named Toms River a ‘Book of the Year’ for 2015. The awards came from the Beijing News and the China Times. Two Chinese-language editions of Toms River, one for mainland China and the other for overseas Chinese, were published earlier in 2015.