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June 29, 2016

Welcome to the Book Tour 0

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Our own Emily St. John Mandel gives a glimpse of her life on the road. “I’d been on tour for so long that I had to take a picture of my hotel room door every time I checked into a new place, because otherwise I’d forget my room number,” she writes. For more of her […]

June 29, 2016

Mind the Label 0

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“By casting my book as personal rather than professional—by marketing me as a woman on a journey of self-discovery, rather than a reporter on a groundbreaking assignment—I was effectively being stripped of my expertise on the subject I knew best.” Suki Kim on writing a work of investigative journalism that was miscategorized as memoir. Pair […]

June 29, 2016

A Little Bird Told Me 0

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Catapult has a new anonymous column in which a little bird called Magpie collects nice things that happen each week.

June 29, 2016

A Journal for the People 0

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Recommended Reading: Zinzi Clemmons, one of the founders of Apogee Journal, on the importance of editors of color and inclusive literary journals.

June 29, 2016

A Community of Writers 0

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Why do many writers choose to start literary magazines when there are thousands of magazines already out there? Ian Denning writes for Ploughshares on the urge to foster one’s writing community. Pair with this Millions essay on literary magazines and remuneration.

June 28, 2016

Writers on Politics 0

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For 3:AM Magazine, English writer Joanna Walsh gathered other writers’ thoughts on Brexit. “Brexit is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake,” said Ali Smith.

June 28, 2016

Beginning of the End 1

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“As a speaker of a small language, it can be alarming to hear the rapidly increasing influx of new words from a dominant force. Back in 2000, linguistics researcher Sylfest Lomheim caused upheaval by claiming the Norwegian language wouldn’t survive the next century. Is this the beginning of the end?” On the Anglicization of Norwegian.

June 28, 2016

The Queen Died of Grief 0

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Must female characters always stand in the shadow of the institution of marriage? Ivan Kreilkamp writes on female bachelors, from Renata Adler’s Speedboat to Elizabeth Hardwick’s Sleepless Nights. Pair with this Millions essay on Adler’s piecemeal novel.

June 28, 2016

Teaching in Translation 0

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Over at Words Without Borders, Marguerite Feitlowitz writes on teaching the art of literary translation. As she puts it, “Bringing texts from one place to another, from one tongue, context, history, and human body to another, is itself a political act. We can tell the history of the world through the history of when major […]

June 28, 2016

The Birth of the Novel 0

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Recommended Reading: On Herman Melville and his reputation for “being sexually dangerous, and even depraved.”