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June 1, 2016

The Colonized Space of Language 0

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Recommended Reading: Iona Sharma writes about language as a colonized space, with its own history, politics, and tradition.

June 1, 2016

A Writer’s Writer 0

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Amber Sparks investigates why short stories are overlooked. She writes, “Most people really don’t like short stories. And that includes lots of critics, who often seem to regard short story collections as a warm-up for the real thing.” Pair with Paul Vidich’s Millions piece about the future of the short story.

June 1, 2016

The Life of the Artist 0

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“In the imposed rhythm of the day, there wasn’t the time to step back and appraise my ideas, to delete paragraphs, to question my identity. Whether or not I was a writer was temporarily immaterial, because I was writing.” Adam Dalva contemplates life at an artists’ residency. For more of his writing, check out his […]

June 1, 2016

A Writer’s Day 0

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The Green Road author Anne Enright shares her writing day, over at The Guardian. “22:00 Bedtime stuff with offspring. 23:00 Dishes. Netflix. Two bottles of IPA. Chill.” Pair with Diane Prokop’s Millions interview with the author.

June 1, 2016

Give Rock and Roll Another Name 0

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Chuck Klosterman wonders, which rock stars will historians of the future remember?

May 31, 2016

Paralyzing Shame 0

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Recommended Reading: Elissa Altman on writing and giving permission to succeed.

May 31, 2016

If A Boy Could Dream 0

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“I was a fraud in a field of language, which is to say, I was a writer.” Ocean Vuong on immigrating into English and the first poem he ever wrote.

May 31, 2016

Yellow Is the New Black 0

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Yellow book covers are on the rise as publishers push for bold designs that pop for online shoppers. Also check out this comparison of U.S. and U.K. book covers.

May 31, 2016

Said the Gramophone 0

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Over at Words Without Borders, Esther Allen considers how to translate a song. As she puts it, “A song that almost everyone in a given culture at a given moment knows is a unique cultural artifact, a crystallized collective experience, a profound trigger that sets off a complex string of shared emotions.” Pair with Magdalena […]

May 31, 2016

An Arrow Pointed to Meaning 0

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Anthony Domestico interviews C. E. Morgan about her second novel, The Sport of Kings, one of the most anticipated books of 2016. As she puts it, “Every aspect of the novel is–or should be—an arrow pointed towards its ultimate meaning, or a multiplicity of possible meanings.”