According to Lilja, the newly discovered Bachman manuscript I mentioned last time is Blaze, written in the early 1970s. Visit Lilja’s site to read about his meeting with King in the UK. Blaze is about a huge, almost retarded criminal who kidnaps a baby and plans to ransom it back to the wealthy parents, but falls in love with the child instead.
Here is author John Connolly’s interview with King from the New York appearance. Here is a Podcast of King’s appearance on Simon Mayo on BBC Five Live. This file will not remain online for very long, so grab it while you can.
While in San Francisco, King visited the offices of YouTube. They taped him talking to employees, and then reading from Lisey’s Story. While he was in the UK, he reportedly joined British acid house blues band ALABAMA 3 on stage for a jam session. My pal Ali writes on his blog about meeting King, and here’s a write-up about his appearance in Seattle.