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Lena Dunham's 3.7 Million Dollar Book Deal, National Storytelling Festival, and More

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Evan Smith Rakoff
10.9.12

HBO's Girls creator Lena Dunham's first collection of essays sold to Random House for a reported 3.7 million dollars; Jason Diamond reports on attending a sold out reading by Zadie Smith and Michael Chabon at the famed 92nd Street Y in New York City; the University of Missouri changed its decision to close the University of Missouri Press; and other news.

Los Angeles

by
Carolyn Kellogg
7.18.11
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From F. Scott Fitzgerald to Nathanael West, Joan Didion to Raymond Chandler, many writers have been inspired by Los Angeles. In this installment of City Guides, Carolyn Kellogg, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and Jacket Copy blogger, visits her favorite haunts made famous by writers of both past and present.

Boston

by
Ifeanyi Menkiti
7.18.11
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The city of Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalists has produced many prominent writers in its past, but it is also a city whose literary history is still in the making. Ifeanyi Menkiti, who was born in Onitsha, Nigeria, and moved to Massachusetts eventually becoming owner of the nation’s oldest poetry bookstore, tours the vast literary landscape of the greater Boston area.

Portland, Oregon

by
Lee Montgomery
7.18.11
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Lee Montgomery, associate publisher and editorial director of Tin House Books, moved to Portland, Oregon, twelve years ago but never meant to stay. It was a charming Victorian house, the rain and clouds, and the energy of the places featured in this guide that compelled the writer in her to hunker down and take advantage of a city brimming with literary offerings.

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