November/December 1987

In his many years as an editor, Jonathan Galassi has persistently supported new and serious work. Now thirty-eight and an executive editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, he seems on his way to being one of the literary arbiters of the 1990s.



by Ann Keniston
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Brodsky resigns from the Academy-Institute; Goodwin to head the NEA's literature program; new tax law threatens writers.

Algonquin Books

by Will Nixon
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In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a small press is producing some highly acclaimed first novels.

Libel & Fiction

by Susan Ferraro
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For years libel suits were primarily a problem for nonfiction writers, but since the historic Bindrim case in 1979, they have become a hazard for fiction writers too. What should a writer know about libel and what steps should be taken to...

An Interview with Jonathan Galassi

by David Sacks
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A profile of editor Jonathan Galassi, who has worked with writers from poet Molly Peacock to novelist Scott Turow.

One Writer's Isolation

by David Romtvedt
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Writers work alone so many of them look for ways to relieve the isolation. Others, however, consider "aloneness" a desirable state and deliberately seek it. One such fiction writer reports from Wyoming where fellow writers are scarce.