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Our Literary Agents Issue features an in-depth interview with the four agents who founded the Book Group; our sixteenth annual roundup of the summer's best debut fiction, including Yaa Gyasi's novel Homegoing; Benjamin Percy on superpowered storytelling; an interview with Carolyn Kellogg of the Los Angeles Times; a Q&A with Ruth Curry and Emily Gould of Emily Books; and more. 

Ampersand Episode

The eighth episode of Ampersand features a preview of the new issue of the magazine; a clip from an interview with the four literary agents that make up the Book Group; original readings by debut novelists Yaa Gyasi, Rumaan Alam, and Imbolo MBue; and more.

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Reviewers & Critics: Carolyn Kellogg of the Los Angeles Times

by Michael Taeckens

The Practical Writer

Posted 6.14.16

July/August 2016

Los Angeles Times book editor Carolyn Kellogg talks MFAs, publishing optimism, and how she’s revolutionizing her new position in the shifting landscape of book reviews.

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Agents & Editors: The Book Group

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 6.14.16

July/August 2016

Four veteran agents talk about the business of books, the secret to a good pitch, and what authors should do in the lead-up to publication.

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Rock, Paper, Scissors: Agent, Writer, Editor (Reflections From Someone Who’s Been All Three)

by Betsy Lerner

Special Section

Posted 6.14.16

July/August 2016

A publishing-industry veteran who has worked as an agent, writer, and editor explores how her various experiences have helped her make decisions about both her own career and that of other writers.

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