Edith Wins!

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Forgive me for posting again so soon but this news can’t wait: Edith Pearlman just won the National Book Critics Circle Award for her book, Binocular Vision – New and Selected StoriesOf all the exciting things that have been going on lately, nothing is as good as this. Read the rest of this entry »

Writers’ Lives Are Not Actually Like This Under Most Circumstances

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There’s been a lot going on these past few weeks and I feel like posting a disclaimer — Writers’ lives are not actually like this under most circumstances. I don’t want to mislead anyone into thinking that this is going to be an exciting blog. For the most part I plan to talk about books (and I will in just a minute), but first, Mr. Colbert. Read the rest of this entry »

Notes From Ann: Traveling

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I’ve been traveling these past ten days, and that means I’ve been getting a lot of reading done. I believe I am at least 10% smarter at 37,000 feet, but that may be because I know the phone isn’t going to ring and I don’t need to flip the laundry and I can’t check my email (well, that’s not entirely true: I was a little horrified to discover that I can now check email on American.) Of course I brought a lot of books with me. Read the rest of this entry »