Items Tagged With freelance writing

Roxane Gay on George Zimmerman Verdict, Reading a Poem Backward, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.15.13

Robert Galbraith—author of the crime novel The Cuckoo’s Calling—is a pseudonym for J. K. Rowling; Brad Leithauser details the advantages of reading a poem backward; Nicholas Rombes revisits Shirley Jackson’s 1951 novel Hangsaman; and other news.

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Amazon Workers in Germany Call for Mass Strike, Judy Blume and Hollywood, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.14.13

Amazon workers in Germany have called a strike; Flavorwire gathered the handwritten outlines from several major authors; Sara Vilkomerson examines Judy Blume's relationship with Hollywood; and other news.

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Stage Adaptation for Katherine Boo, Forty Free E-Book Excerpts, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.13.13

The Writers’ Union of Canada will soon decide whether to admit self-published authors; playwright David Hare will adapt Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers for the London stage; a long-lost journal composed by poet W. H. Auden has been discovered; and other news.

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Sneak Peek at New PBS Philip Roth Documentary, Gatsby at Cannes, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.12.13

Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby will open the Cannes Film Festival; Random House announced new terms for its new genre imprint author contracts; a roundup of AWP 2013 recaps from conference veterans Steve Almond, Roxane Gay, and Julianna Baggott; and other news.

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