The author Neil Gaiman has a bit about the Pratchett-Rowling contretemps. (Perhaps not really that big a squall, but scroll down to his "Storms and Teacups" post in his online journal.) Terry Pratchett wrote Going Postal: A Novel of Discworld, among other fantasy novels; you know who Rowling is. Don't miss what Gaiman has to say about the reporting in Time magazine's recent profile of "Jo."
Anansi Boys, Gaiman's new novel due out in September, grabbed a starred review from Publishers Weekly, who called it a "brilliant mingling of the mundane and the fantastic."