for Trey Graham (“Stalking Miss Manners,” 6/28). There is no law requiring authors to give interviews, and when Judith Martin declined to talk, Graham should have gone on to another project instead of delivering such a lame article. Perhaps Martin is an old-fashioned writer who believes her works need no promotion. If so, this would make her a refreshing contrast to authors who feel compelled to hype their works endlessly. And if Graham is as obnoxious in person as he is in print, Judith Martin made a very wise decision not to talk to him.

Silver Spring