creative process

Lauren Grodstein on Amazon User Reviews, Maurice Sendak’s Last Book, and More

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Evan Smith Rakoff
3.13.13

Author Lara Santoro discussed gender disparity in literary fiction; Volume One Brooklyn views the exhibit Marcel Proust and Swann's Way: 100th Anniversary on display at New York City's Morgan Library; novelist Lauren Grodstein reveals what she's learned from an onslaught of Amazon user reviews; and other news.

J. M. Coetzee's and Paul Auster's Correspondence, Self-Publishing at SXSW, and More

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Evan Smith Rakoff
3.11.13

Apple CEO Tim Cook may testify in the DOJ's e-book price-fixing lawsuit; Alex Mar examines how Internet access is reshaping the experience of an artists' colony; poet Lisa Russ Spaar investigates the source of her insomnia; and other news.

Writers on Anniversary of Sylvia Plath's Death, Truman Capote Controversy, and More

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Evan Smith Rakoff
2.11.13

A dispute over the ownership of case files that informed Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood have cast doubts on the veracity of sections of Capote’s masterpiece; to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s death, the Guardian asked several writers to comment on what Plath’s work means to them, including Jennifer Egan, Sharon Olds, and Lena Dunham; novelist Caroline Leavitt shares a tale of love lost and found, and a pet tortoise named Minnie; and other news.

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