Noreen Malone – writing in Slate – launches a rearguard action against the em-dash. Is it fair to harbor punctuation prejudice? If so, a confession: I can’t stand the ampersand.
Garth Risk Hallberg is contributing editor for The Millions and the author of A Field Guide to the North American Family, a novella. His stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Prairie Schooner, New York Magazine, Glimmer Train, and Best New American Voices 2008. His first novel, City on Fire, will be published by Knopf in Fall 2015. He lives in Brooklyn.
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