Friday Finds for Writers

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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 weekendRuth 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.
  • Have a wonderful weekend.