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August 30, 2011

Katrina’s Anniversary 0

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While East Coasters are still dealing with the wrath of Hurricane Irene, the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina passed yesterday. NPR has a timely interview with host Michel Martin, musician Irvin Mayfield and Keith Spera, author of Groove Interrupted: Loss, Renewal and the Music of New Orleans. Likewise, Rivka Galchen‘s 2009 Harper’s essay “Disaster Aversion” bears […]

August 30, 2011

Old Writers, New Media 5

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Which convergence between classic author and modern technology is more off-putting: the University of Virginia’s William Faulkner recordings, or this YouTube video of Leo Tolstoy sawing wood?

August 30, 2011

The Art of Fielding 0

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Vanity Fair shares an excerpt from n+1 co-editor Chad Harbach‘s debut novel The Art of Fielding. The book appeared on our Great Second-Half of 2011 Book Preview, and it is presently available with each new subscription of n+1.

August 30, 2011

Tuesday New Release Day: Perotta, Johnson, Pelecanos, Torres, Fonts, Murray 0

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New this week: The Leftovers by Tom Perotta, Train Dreams by Denis Johnson, The Cut by George Pelecanos, Justin Torres’s debut We the Animals, and Just My Type: A Book About Fonts. And new in paperback is Millions Hall of Famer Skippy Dies by Paul Murray.

August 30, 2011

My Life in Stories 22

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I would have to try to get better – to improve as a writer – in the public eye. Writing stories. For better or for worse, I surrendered myself to the system’s clankings.

August 30, 2011

A Visit to Gettysburg 1

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The Gettysburg gaze is a particular brand of narration that pervades the town, describing every skirmish as good vs. good. Good wins.

August 29, 2011

Ann Patchett’s Byliner Original 0

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Ann Patchett is the latest well-known writer with a Kindle Single. The Getaway Car is put out by Byliner, the recently launched champion of long-form journalism, which has recently published updates to Jon Krakauer’s expose of Greg Mortenson.

August 29, 2011

Paperback Swap 2

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Paperback Swap lets you can swap your books with other community members.

August 29, 2011

4chan in Literature 1

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Cole Stryker‘s Epic Win for Anonymous: How 4chan’s Army Conquered the Web looks into one of the internet’s most infamous image boards. Housing Works Bookstore will be hosting a party in September to celebrate its launch. To tide you over, you can check out the author’s interview at Betabeat.

August 29, 2011

Accidents of Geography: Evan Hughes’ Literary Brooklyn 2

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Despite some deft writing and a G train full of literary gossip, the best that can be said for Literary Brooklyn is that it makes no grand promises that it can’t keep.