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Where We Write: New York City Via Bavaria, Germany

by Sabine Heinlein

The Literary Life

November/December 2014

<p>Learning to inhabit a new country and language helps a German-born writer discover her voice and understand how that voice hinges on the place in which she lives.</p>

Coming Home to Writing: Exile and Literary Citizenship

by Elizabeth Huergo

The Literary Life

November/December 2014

<p>Having left her home in Havana as a refugee at the age of three, an author explores the truth of what it means to be a writer in exile.</p>

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Daily News

Finalists for Kirkus Prize announced; National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35; Lee Child on why the Amazon-Hachette battle matters; and other news.

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The Literary Life

September/October 2014

A writer and workshop instructor grapples with what he sees as an increasing resistance toward the work of established authors among writing students.

The Art of Reading Lauren Slater

by William Giraldi

The Literary Life

July/August 2014

<p>In her genre-defying book <i>Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir</i>, published in 2000 by Random House, Lauren Slater toys with the conventions of fact, fiction, memory, and art, introducing fabricated occurrences and physical conditions to unveil the truth of her experience—and of the human condition.</p>

Ghost in the Machine: A Typewriter, a Postcard, and the Objects of Memory

by Maria Mutch

The Literary Life

May/June 2014

<p>A writer’s search for a typewriter brings her face to face with both present and past, and helps her understand ideas of friendship, memory, connection, and loss.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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Daily News

Going to the library increases happiness; Camille Rankine and Mary Gaitskill on the importance of being earnest; gay sex in fiction; and other news.

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Daily News

Liel Leibovitz reports that Listen Up Philip, a movie that premieres this week at the Sundance Film Festival, has glaring parallels to the work of Philip Roth; musician Trent Reznor is on board to collaborate on the score of David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl; University of Southern California students have launched a letter-writing campaign to save USC’s Master of Professional Writing program; and other news.

No Ideas but in Things: The Importance of First Objects

by Elizabeth Kostova

Special Section

January/February 2014

<p>Channeling some of our earliest memories, and specifically the physical objects that often exist at the center of such recollections, can prove to be a productive writing exercise—and might just open the floodgates to inspiration.&nbsp;</p>

Pedestrian Adventures: Walking to Inspiration

by Celia Johnson

Special Section

January/February 2014

<p>A number of writers—including Dickens, Thoreau, Woolf, and Wordsworth, to name a few—have turned to walking for inspiration. This essay explores the myriad benefits that ambulatory excercise can have on the creative life.&nbsp;</p>
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