Ivan Doig was in Portland last week reading from his new book The Bartender’s Tale. You can read my review at the Portland Book Review. While you’re there, make sure you read Doig’s essay, Key Character: The Typewriter, that’s featured in the PBR print edition. You can find the print edition online by scrolling down the home page until you see it on the left side. In it, Doig talks about “fingerspitzengefuhl,” roughly “intuition in the fingertips.” Riveting stuff about why he still writes his books on a manual typewriter.