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Friday Finds for Writers

Treasure ChestWriting-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend. Continue reading ›

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Sunday Sentence

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In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

The privileged inheritor of a weaving-mill fortune, the refined manuscript collector, the model son, model friend, model benefactor, model socialite and model assimilated Jew could not possibly have anything in common with the fixated deviants inhabiting his pages.

Source: André Aciman, review of George Prochnik’s new book on Stefan Zweig, for The Wall Street Journal.

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Wednesday’s Work-in-Progress: A New Review and a Lesson Re-Learned

BNScreenshotLast week brought the publication of my first piece for The Barnes & Noble Review: a review of Anthony Doerr’s oh-so-impressive new novel All the Light We Cannot See. I’m really proud of this review and happy to share it.

Something interesting happened with this assignment that I thought I’d mention here as a sort of how-to reminder.

If you’re a reviewer and/or familiar with the galley versions that are circulated to reviewers and other early readers ahead of publication, you may have noticed these cautionary words that often accompany them: Continue reading ›

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Friday Finds for Writers

Treasure ChestWriting-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend. Continue reading ›

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Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Pulsing within him was a cacaphony of tongues: the German of his parents, the Yiddish of his grandparents, the Ukrainian of the family’s domestic help, the Ruthenian and Romanian of the locals he’d known as a child, the Russian of the Red Army, the Hebrew of his new nation.

Source: William Giraldi, “Grasping for Words, Grappling with the Past: The Long Journey of Israeli Novelist Aharon Appelfeld,” for The New Republic.

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