Posts Tagged: Emma Cline

Playing Whack-a-Mole: Talking with Leslie Pietrzyk

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Leslie Pietrzyk discusses her new novel, Silver Girl, writing a nonlinear narrative, and depicting female friendships in new ways.

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White Noise

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Over at Hazlitt, Morgan Jerkins unpacks our collective literary fascination with white suburban boredom, connecting the historical dots between these dry developments and the redlining that created them, while also highlighting the fact that the at root of boredom is stability and prosperity: According to Martha R. Mahoney of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, […]

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Notable NYC: 7/16–7/22

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Monday 7/18: Elisha Cooper presents Falling: A Daughter, a Father, and a Journey Back, in conversation with Leslie Jamison. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free. Delia Ephron and Oliver Burkeman discuss Siracusa, Ephron’s new novel. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Tuesday 7/19: Alejandro Zambra presents Multiple Choice. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free. Irina Reyn discusses The […]

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Notable NYC: 6/25–7/1

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Monday 6/27: Meg Guroff reads from The Mechanical Horse, an examination of the bicycle’s impact on american life. Guroff is joined by Mark Crispin Miller to discuss the book. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free. Emma Cline presents The Girls. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free. Jennifer Baker moderates a discussion of Sackett Street Writers […]

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Girlhood

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Everything was the most wonderful thing or the most terrible thing. Which is kind of an exhausting way to look at the world. It takes a lot of energy to sustain. For Refinery29, Gillian Orr interviews Emma Cline, author of The Girls, about her inspiration behind the book that netted a $2 million advance: the […]

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Women Writers Gain Popularity, But Men Still Lead Industry

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Women writing about women is popular right now in the publishing world—like Emma Cline, who recently released The Girls. USA Today runs through the many books about women, by women. But despite the rising popularity of these authors and the prominence of women within the publishing industry, top jobs are still held by men. Suzanne Rindell, whose […]

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Notable NYC: 6/11–6/17

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Saturday 6/11: Niina Pollari hosts Popsickle 7, a celebration of Brooklyn’s literary readings and presses. Multiple coordinators and editors present readers during a full day of readings. Throne Watches, 41-43 Wythe Ave, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., free. Jessica Valenti presents her memoir Sex Object. BookCourt, 7:30 p.m., free. Carly Anderson, Chris Anztzoulis, Suzanne Bennett, […]

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All Girls All the Time

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There have been an awful lot of girls in titles lately—The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, to name a few—writes Alexandra Alter in the New York Times. But popular, formulaic titles aside, some “girl” books worth a deeper look this season include The Girls, by Emma Cline, and Megan […]

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(Attractive) Debut Novelists Earn Millions

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Emma Cline received $2m advance for The Girls, due out in June, which puts her near the top of a growing list of first-time writers with advances in the millions. Last year, City on Fire earned Garth Risk Hallberg a $2m advance. The allure of debut novelists isn’t always an economic issue: Given the amount of […]

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