Brad Thomas Parsons
Omnivoracious Editor
Once called "the Cameron Crowe of the food world," Brad Thomas Parsons balances his pursuits equally between all-things literary and culinary. He has interviewed Mario Batali, Danny Meyer, Ina Garten, Anthony Bourdain, Giada De Laurentiis, and Marco Pierre White, along with Jon Stewart, Amy Sedaris, Don Rickles, Sarah Vowell, and Chuck Barris, among others. He is a regular guest on Tom Douglas' Seattle Kitchen where he offers commentary on trends in cookbooks and food lit.

Recent posts by Brad

Omni Daily News

A Boy and His Tiger: Reclusive Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson broke his years-long media silence to respond to an e-mail interview (believed to be his first since 1989) with the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Portrait of the Artist As...

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It's Time to Submit Your Novel

Amazon.com, along with Penguin Group (USA) and CreateSpace, is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for the third annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, the international competition seeking the next popular novel. For the first time, the competition will...

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DIY Lit: Steve Almond chronicles his first foray into the world of self-publishing with his new flip-book, This Won't Take But a Minute, Honey. [via LA Times' Jacket Copy] City Pages: New York magazine offers an entertaining profile of The...

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"Twilight: The Graphic Novel"--Coming March 16

Twihards across America woke up to some exciting Stephenie Meyer news this morning when Entertainment Weeky revealed that Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 will be coming out on March 16. Illustrated by Young Kim and including a brief introduction...

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Omni Yearly News: 2006

In the News: Politics and current events remained at the forefront of the books world with several titles leading the way: The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright's definitive account of Al Qaida's path to 9/11; Fiasco, Thomas E. Ricks's influentially damning...

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Omni Crush of the Decade: Cookbooks and Food Lit

With today's look back at the Books of the Decade I naturally gravitated to the subject I'm most passionate about: food. Last night I scanned the shelves at home and then did some research on Amazon this morning to make...

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The Story Prize: 2009 Finalists

Today, The Story Prize announced the finalists for their annual award, given to an outstanding book of short fiction. The winner, who will receive $20,000, will be announced on March 3 at the New School in New York City. This...

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Omni Yearly News: 2001

Remembering 9/11: A single morning in September overshadowed all other events of 2001.Many books about that day would be published--memoirs, political studies, photographic tributes, even a graphic novel--each trying to record the history of that day. In the days following...

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Amazon Exclusive Podcast: David Sedaris Talks with Joshua Ferris

It's back. With those words Tim and Jane Farnsworth reenter a nightmare they know so intimately it needs no other description. "It" may not be found among an insurance company's diagnostic codes, but the Farnsworths, a couple made wealthy by...

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Omni Daily Crush: 2010 Cookbook Preview

Today I was going to crush about Ham: An Obsession with the Hindquarter, by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough. And then, as if by fate (or maybe it was because I asked for an early copy), James Villas' glorious Pig:...

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Omni Daily News

Kid Lit Royalty: Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson succeeds Jon Scieszka as the second National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. You Are What You Eat: Michael Pollan, author of Food Rules: An Eater's Manifesto, stopped by The Daily Show to discuss...

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