My advice for aspiring writers is to go to New York,” Mr. Kirn said. “And if you can’t go to New York, go to the place that represents New York to you, where the standards for writing are high, there are other people who share your dreams, and where you can talk, talk, talk about your interests. Writing books begins in talking about it, like most human projects, and in being close to those who have already done what you propose to do.
Book critic Dwight Garner takes a tour around literary Manhattan.
Source: The New York Times
You get to eat and fuck and read ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’
You’re the only girl I’ve seen for a very long time that actually did look like something blooming.
"Feel it, baby Christian"…. what?
Literally get lost in a good book… or a couple thousand of them in this book maze.
I still haven’t finished Gabrielle Hamilton’s book yet, but I’m so in love with it right now. Besotted, really. I love how honest, quiet, fair, and thoughtful she is about her experiences. I love how she describes every nook and cranny of her life education. It’s probably the cold glow…
I love this book. I picked it up at a really interesting point in my life — I just graduated and was no longer dating my longtime chef boyfriend. I was interested in how a woman created such an interesting life for herself while mine was just beginning. Also, I was still hung up on my ex-Chef-boyfriend, so this book was kind of a secret indulgence.
Despite the super personal confession above, I’d love to have a coffee or a couple of whiskey sours with Gabrielle Hamilton.
How do you sell more books? Make them disappear.
Forget free ebook downloads of new authors, here’s an intriguing way to get people to read your story in print: Hurry the hell up. You have about two months to read Eterna Cadencia’s anthology of new authors before the ink it’s printed with disappears. (Via The Inquisitr and Draftfcb/Buenos Aires.)