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The Practical Writer

September/October 2015

Isaac Fitzgerald, editor of BuzzFeed Books, talks about the growth of the site’s book review section, what a typical day in the BuzzFeed office looks like, and how the Internet has changed the discourse around books.

Once Something Is Said: A Profile of Ann Beattie

by Joshua Bodwell

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September/October 2015

<p>Ann Beattie’s rise to literary stardom in the 1970s prompted readers and critics alike to anoint her as the voice of a generation, but her nineteenth book, <i>The State We’re In: Maine Stories</i>, published in August by Scribner, proves again that her powerful fiction has a timeless appeal.</p>
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Imagination at the Center: A Profile of Dean Young

by Kevin Nance

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September/October 2015

<p>If there’s one thing that bores Dean Young, it’s poetry that is consistent. “Consistency is for insects,” he declares. Which is why in his new collection, <i>Shock by Shock</i>, published this month by Copper Canyon Press, the poet doesn’t dwell on the traumatic heart surgery he endured four years ago, but instead embraces the freedom of unreason.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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News and Trends

September/October 2015

Iconic author David Foster Wallace is the subject of the recently released film The End of the Tour, in which actor Jason Segel stars as Wallace. The film is an adaptation of David Lipsky’s Of Course You End up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace, which chronicles Lipsky and Wallace’s 1996 road trip during Wallace’s promotional tour for Infinite Jest.

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News and Trends

September/October 2015

Joshua Wolf Shenk, the new executive director of the Black Mountain Institute (BMI)—an international literary center that supports writers whose work addresses political and cultural issues—discusses BMI’s role in the culture of creative writing and what he plans to bring to the organization.

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Feature

September/October 2015

Dawn Davis—vice president and publisher of 37 INK, an imprint of Simon & Schuster’s Atria Publishing Group—talks about editing Edward P. Jones, the lack of diversity in publishing, and what some of the most successful authors have in common.

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The Practical Writer

July/August 2015

Jennifer Day, the editor of the Chicago Tribune’s Sunday books section, Printer’s Row Journal, discusses her commitment to assembling the best literary criticism on both the local and national level.

Telling Stories in the Sunlight: A Profile of Judy Blume

by Kevin Nance

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July/August 2015

<p>Her books, for readers of all ages, have been published in thirty-two languages and sold more than eighty-five million copies worldwide, but Judy Blume, whose new novel, <i>In the Unlikely Event</i>, was published by Knopf in June, has always taken a simple approach to her work: “I do what I have to do to tell the story.”</p>
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Special Section

July/August 2015

Four young literary agents meet for an evening of food, drink, and conversation about how they find new authors, what they need to see in a query letter, and the common mistakes writers should avoid.

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Online Exclusive

July/August 2015

Three poets laureate—Luis J. Rodriguez, Joseph Bathanti, and Natasha Trethewey—talk about the various initiatives and influences they've brought to the position, and what the role means to them.

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