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The Deeper Mind: A Profile of Marilynne Robinson

by Kevin Nance

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November/December 2015

<p>Her new book of essays, <i>The Givenness of Things</i>, is further proof that Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Marilynne Robinson is writing with an entirely different level of intellectual and creative rigor.</p>

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November/December 2015

Michael Wiegers, the editor in chief of Copper Canyon Press, talks about how he decides which books to publish (from the two thousand manuscripts the press receives each year) and what it’s like to edit the likes of Pablo Neruda, W. S. Merwin, and C. D. Wright.

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Special Section

November/December 2015

Five editors of independent presses specializing in translation discuss how they find new work from around the world, the challenges they face as publishers, and the future of literary translation.

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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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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

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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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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