Lynn Freed discussions her recent essay collection,
The Romance of Elsewhere, the importance of a good first sentence, and the risks involved in writing irony. ...more
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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!
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Wednesday 8/9: The Center for the Art of Translation presents David Larsen discussing his translation of Names of the Lion by 10th century Arabic lexicographer Ibn Khālawayh. He will be joined by Stephen Sparks. Free, 7 p.m. Diesel, A Bookstore. maya simone, Eddie Hopely, and Laura Levin. SPD (Small Press Distribution) Presents is a monthly reading series “fostering […]
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A recent entry on the publishing blog Galleycat told of the writer Molly Jong-Fast and how she was quitting writing to become an agent. Jong-Fast’s somewhat privileged complaints — she is the daughter of Erica Jong and the novelist Jonathan Fast, and signed her three-book contract at age 20 — put me in mind of […]