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News and Trends

January/February 2015

“My work is a lifelong celebration of futility.” Artist Roman Muradov, designer of this issue’s cover, discusses his various wells of inspiration, his relationship to the written word, and the importance of doing nothing.

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News and Trends

January/February 2015

In her Sorted Books project, Nina Katchadourian arranges books from libraries—including William S. Burroughs’s personal collection, as well as those housed in museums and galleries across the country, to find a kind of poetry in the spines.

 

Ethnicity and Craft: Creating Characters, not Caricatures

by Jennifer De Leon

The Literary Life

January/February 2015

<p>A writer and editor shares her thoughts, as well as lessons learned from authors such as Junot Díaz, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Celeste Ng, on writing of and from a culture that may be foreign to the reader: what do we explain, italicize, or translate? How do we navigate the divide between the ethnicity of a writer or character and that of her audience?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

This Thing I Made: Letterpress Meets High Tech at the IPRC

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

November/December 2014

<p>Writers take bookmaking into their own hands at Portland, Oregon’s Independent Publishing Resource Center.</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>

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>

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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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