My apologies for the mis-credit on the reprint of Queer. I have edited my post to correct that.
As for the Letters of William S. Burroughs volume 2 [1960-1974], it's status is not in question. I have corresponded within the last few weeks with Dr. Oliver Harris and also with Penguin Group and with James Grauerholz, all of whom confirm that volume 2 is currently being edited and finished up. I reproduce personal letters from Oliver Harris to me :
Good to get your enquiry - and yes, it HAS been a long wait in between volumes 1 and 2... However, I can tell you that the sequel is happening and will be published in the next 2 years, I think. For a number of reasons - mainly time - it didn't work out for me to edit the second volume. (I am currently editing a new edition of Queer, to be published next year, and my co-edited Naked Lunch@50: Anniversary Essays will appear next month - so I have had my hands full...) I can't really add more details, but just to reassure you that more Burroughs letters are indeed just over the horizon...
......actually, the 2nd volume will be 1960 to 1974, and will very definitely be a Selected. So there could well be a third volume, one day... Bear in mind, however, that the nature of the letters Burroughs wrote after 1959 is fundamentally different to those he wrote before that date. His range of contacts expanded hugely, so the importance of these letters is much more cultural than creative (in the sense that the 1950s letters were).
Always a pleasure to be in touch with a Burroughsian!
With my best wishes
Above is one of the letters he kindly wrote me.
(all sources confirm it will be published) Penguin Group estimated 2010 or 2011.
Editor note: If you want to ask about Evil River, please just read what the admin wrote above. Please do not bring up Evil River because it makes me sad and makes me cry and I'm pretty sure you don't want to hurt me like that. -sob-
Amazon.com has Letters 2 available for pre-order. The release date listed is most probably correct. Direct link : http://www.amazon.com/Letters-William-S ... 140094539/