Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rant: E-books Don’t Smell Like Books, and Other Reasons I Resist Technology

When I was a teenager and had just moved to Brooklyn, a neighbor of mine and I used to play a game that reveals just what a book nerd I’ve always been. One of us would sit down and close … Continue reading

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Rant: So JK Rowling was Unemployed, Huh?

You can’t really read a word about JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, without first reading a statement about how she was unemployed and on welfare when she wrote the books that made her world famous and … Continue reading

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Publication!

This story, “Cultural Reference,” just went up at Monkeybicycle. Enjoy! http://monkeybicycle.net/cultural-reference/

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Writing About Writing: Carrying the Publications of the Past

Last week I spent most of my time at the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature. One of the events I went to was called “Contemporary Writers on the Classics.” In it, as you might imagine, several modern writers … Continue reading

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PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature

One of the best things about being a writer here in NYC is all the great literary events you have access to. This week I’m checking out several events at the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature. Yesterday was … Continue reading

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