Magazine Articles Tagged With writers and family

Why We Write: My Father’s Voice

by Jaina Sanga

The Literary Life

Posted 8.20.14

Jaina Sanga

A daily phone call from India spurs an emerging writer to complete her first novel.

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World Poetry Day, Banned Books in Saudi Arabia, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.21.14

Books & Brews brings booze to a new venue in Indiana; Adam Zagajewski on balancing joy with sadness; Vladimir Putin’s fictional presence; and other news.

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What It Takes: The Messy, Beautiful Business of Being a Writer Parent.

by Jamie Quatro

Special Section

Posted 1.1.14

Jamie Quatro

In a deeply personal chronicle that spans nearly twenty years, one writer grapples with the struggles, strangleholds, and immeasurable inspirations of being a writer parent.

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Survey Suggests Writers Fear NSA Surveillance, Seamus Heaney Tribute, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.13.13

Amazon has launched a Kindle Store in Australia; Anthony Burgess’s estate has contracted with David Higham Associates to represent the late author’s work; a recent PEN America survey suggests writers are wary of government surveillance; and other news.

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Zadie Smith’s European Travels With Her Father, Baby Born in Barnes & Noble, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.22.13

A new book reports that Amazon’s stance toward small publishers “was called the Gazelle Project after Mr. Bezos said Amazon ‘should approach these small publishers the way a cheetah would pursue a sickly gazelle’”; Hector Tobar looks at how Amazon and other online booksellers are reacting to compaints over pornographic content; Open Culture found an image of Mark Twain with Nikola Tesla; and other news.

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Radical Politics in Contemporary Fiction, Favorite Literary Punching Bags, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.18.13

Random House will release eight Norman Mailer e-books for the first time; GalleyCat details a nonfiction query that was rejected seventy-five times before it landed an agent; Pankaj Mishra and Jennifer Szalai discuss radical politics in contemporary fiction; and other news.

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Roxane Gay on a Better Literary Conversation, Cheryl Strayed’s Long-Lost Half-Sister, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.10.13

Roxane Gay highlights the slight amount of book review coverage for writers of color; Cheryl Strayed revealed how her bestselling memoir Wild introduced her to a half-sister; Harper Lee settled with her former agent over the rights to To Kill a Mockingbird; and other news.

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Free Digital Anthology, Seth Godin’s End of Books, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.15.13

Joshua Rothman considers a new interpretation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet; Michele Filgate recounts how she accidentally set Stephen King’s Insomnia aflame; Jennie Yabroff parses the distinction between autobiography and memoir; and other news.

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Jack Handy Tackles Humor and Hawaii, Backwards Poetry, Roger Ebert’s London, and More

by James F. Thompson

Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.12.13

Deep Thoughts humorist pens novel about Hawaii; the art of reading poetry backwards; Roger Ebert lives on in London; the pitfalls of marrying a writer; and other news.

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Jenji Kohan’s Adaptation of Piper Kerman’s Prison Memoir, Robin Black on Writer’s Block, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.11.13

Jenji Kohan has adapted Piper Kerman’s Orange is the New Black for Netflix; Danielle Ofri discusses how poetry intersects with medicine; Sotheby’s auctioned Samuel Beckett’s first novel manuscript for over one million dollars; and other news.

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Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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