Joan Didion’s “Goodbye to All That” has spawned a new literary genre: the personal screed about loving (or leaving) New York City....more
Posts Tagged: susan orlean
There’s a new Kickstarter reward for The Happy Baby Post Production fundraiser called The Small Signed Library Award.
It’s collection of books signed by their authors including books from Meg Wolitzer, Brian Spears, Nick Flynn, Philipp Meyer, Aimee Bender, Melissa Febos, Anthony Swofford, Rick Moody, Steve Almond, Matthew Zapruder, Claire Bidwell Smith, Jonathan Ames, Susan Orlean, Doug Powell, and Cheryl Strayed....more
We’ll just leave this here:
And it’s by Susan Orlean.
And it includes photos....more
Monday 10/21: Shohreh Aghdashloo presents and signs The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines. 7 p.m. at Book Soup....more
The Rumpus and Dirty Laundry Lit
LA Lit Crawl
Round 2: Wednesday October 23rd
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Boulevard
For the past few years, the Twitter account @horse_ebooks has delighted hundreds of thousands of followers with algorithmically generated excerpts of found text like “Everything happens so much,” “Crying is great exercise,” and “Unfortunately, as you probably already know, people.”
Or so everyone thought....more
Though it can be hard to remember between tweeting at your favorite writer and joining a Facebook event page for a reading, there was a time when many authors led reclusive lives with minimal self-promotion.
Bookish has rounded up a list of some of the most private (Salinger, Pynchon)—and their modern-day, super-public opposites (John Green, Susan Orlean)....more
“I think in general writers are pretty nice to each other. And it’s not a zero sum game. I think that people understand that there’s always room for another good writer. I mean there is not a fixed amount of success to go around – it’s an ever-expanding and expandable quantity.”
Some wise words from Susan Orlean, who is interviewed today over at Freerange Nonfiction....more