Dec 09

Delia Ephron On The Closeness And Complexity Of Sisterhood -

Novelist Delia Ephron says that losing her older sister Nora was like “losing an arm.”

Nov 18

Loving this new blog! Quotable quotes from Meg Wolitzer and more:
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Meg Wolitzer at the Brooklyn Book Festival, 9/22/13

Loving this new blog! Quotable quotes from Meg Wolitzer and more:

lastnightsreading:

Meg Wolitzer at the Brooklyn Book Festival, 9/22/13

Sep 19

“Which is why I love bakeries. Peace descends the second I enter, the second I smell the intoxicating aroma of fresh bread, see apricot cookies with scalloped edges, chocolate dreams, cinnamon and raisin concoctions, flights of a baker’s imagination, and I know I am the luckiest person in the world. At that moment, in spite of statistical proof that this is not possible, I have it all. And not only that, I can have more. (Delia Ephron, The New York Times)” —

Ruth Ozeki makes the Man Booker shortlist -

Newcomers, familiar faces and books that haven’t yet debuted in America have all made the 2013 Man Booker Prize shortlist. Ruth Ozeki and Jhumpa Lahiri are both finalists for the $58,000 prize.

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Junot Diaz: “Orson Scott Card is a cretinous fool” -

The Pulitzer winner on publishing’s retrograde politics, and how little we really know about our favorite authors

Sep 04

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Aug 21

Let Us Go Then, You and I...: I Accidentally A Poem About Josh Hanagarne's Left Bicep -

lyndsayfaye:

how difficult to find the best way to express oneself when one is

an object

NO…

a muscle

NO…

a being

with a mind of its own

his own

my own, I mean to say if I’m honest

two minds, really

let me begin again (also titled: This Time, With Context!)

the bicep is a dual-headed…

Aug 20

Shalom Auslander among finalists for the 2013 Thurber Prize -

The finalists for the 2013 Thurber Prize for American Humor include Shalom Auslander for his darkly funny novel “Hope, A Tragedy.” But all is not grim: The other finalists are Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel for “Lunatics,” a madcap story of soccer dads, and Dan Zevin for his comic memoir of fatherhood, “Dan Gets a Minivan.”