First Readers: The Crucial Critics

First Readers: The Crucial Critics

by Staff

The Literary Life

Posted 8.11.10

While most writers feel vulnerable showing their work to first readers, the potential rewards far outweigh the risks. Contributing editor Kevin Nance asks esteemed authors such as Barbara Kingsolver, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Steve Yarbrough about their relationships with the people they trust to read—and judge—their work first.