Friday Finds for Writers
Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.
“‘Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion’ is a group biography of sorts, tracing a dozen female writers — from Dorothy Parker to Janet Malcolm — whose reviews, essays and other works compose a rough history of American thought from the 1920s to the ’80s.” Thanks to Kate Tuttle’s Los Angeles Times review, I am eager to read this new book.
Also on my reading list—since it’s an article I am confident that I’ll get to it soon, as in this weekend—Ruth Franklin’s profile of poet laureate Tracy K. Smith (for The New York Times Magazine).
“Why Books About Race And Gender Are So Popular Now: A candid conversation with Terese Marie Mailhot, Meredith Talusan, Ijeoma Oluo, Kathryn Belden, and Kima Jones about identity in publishing.” Via Tomi Obaro/BuzzFeed.
Since I’m working with Lisa Romeo to help publicize her debut memoir—which publishes on May 1!—I am well aware of how busy she is these days. But in a guest post titled “A Long, Satisfying Day of an Author-Editor-MFA Mentor,” she gives the rest of you an idea. (I suspect that many practicing writers will be able to relate!)
And remember: If it’s Friday, you’ll find a fresh set of #JewLit links over on My Machberet.
Image description: wooden box filled with treasures/trinkets.
Have a wonderful weekend.