Okay. In a totally non-sequitur comment on the post below this one (which is about Mathias Svalina’s iPod) some person identified only as ‘j’ (no link to website or email add’y) had a little freakout, the point of which seemed to be the sentence that is the title of this post. I couldn’t figure out whether ‘j’ was happy or sad that Krasikov just won the Rohr Prize, which carries a purse of $100,000–pretty sweet stuff for a book of short stories (One More Year, Random House)–and I also don’t know Krasikov’s work, so I am in a singularly uninformed position on basically all aspects of this story. But it seems to qualify as “literary news,” so what the hell? here’s a link to the Jerusalem Post, who has the full story, which really isn’t much more than what I’ve already said. Thanks to ‘j’ for the tip.