I've asked them a few questions regarding some negotiable aspects, and they'll be getting back to me on that tomorrow. I'll be making a decision on whether to actually take this job very soon.
Yay! Yay Yay Yay!!!
I am never never never applying to sixty academic jobs all at the same time again. Or taking twenty-plus preliminary interviews. Let that be a lesson to me, and to any of you going on the academic job market. Only apply for jobs you actually want -- don't just panic and apply to everything you could possibly be qualified for. Because the process of applying for all those jobs (and interviewing, and waiting to hear back) is utterly exhausting, and will seriously interfere with getting writing done.
In other good news, Monika Jain, the editor of Kahani has agreed to come to my festival, and a possible keynote speaker has indicated that sie is available that weekend and willing to come. Huge weight off my mind. A great day. Maybe I should get up at 3:30 more often.