“I thought, ‘Maybe I’ll be a writer who doesn’t publish’’’

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“For three years, Paul Harding’s unpublished novel, Tinkers, sat in a drawer. The writer, a former Boston rock drummer who grew up in Wenham, had tried selling it, but nobody was interested.”

The story of how Harding’s unpublished manuscript became a Pulitzer Prize winner.

(via @bookninja)


Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and been given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. He has also written for The Bold Italic, McSweeney's, Mother Jones, and The San Francisco Chronicle. He is a co-owner of The Rumpus. Follow him on Twitter. More from this author →