Laura Lippman on Visual Outlines

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“There comes a point where you’ve gotten so deep into the novel that the words don’t really make sense anymore,” says Laura Lippman as she describes the need for a tactile writing process involving visual and colorful outlines. Lippman’s latest novel, Lady in the Lake (William Morrow, 2019), is set in 1960s Baltimore and follows a housewife turned aspiring reporter who pursues the murder of a forgotten young woman.

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Live by Night

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The film adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s Edgar Award–winning crime novel, Live by Night (William Morrow, 2012), follows the Coughlin family’s epic rise and fall through the Prohibition Era, from Boston to the Gulf Coast. Ben Affleck directs and stars in the film with Chris Cooper, Elle Fanning, Sienna Miller, and Zoe Saldana.

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Jason Diamond

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In this video from 2011, Jason Diamond reads from “When I Was Good” and “What Ever Happened to the Palmer Mansion” for the Franklin Park Reading Series. His first book, Searching for John Hughes: Or Everything I Thought I Needed to Know About Life I Learned From Watching '80s Movies (William Morrow, 2016), is featured in Page One in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Welcome to Braggsville

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"What [the students] find ultimately is that the idealism that they’ve developed at the university doesn’t necessarily apply in the real world." T. Geronimo Johnson, who is featured in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, discusses his new novel published earlier this week by William Morrow.

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