Quotes Category

Slice Conference! Part trois: pitches

The third panel I attended on Sept 10th was “Making a Case for Your Book.” Jeff Kleinman from the previous panel was the entertaining moderator. Here were the major points I picked up: Kleinman suggested starting with “dear lucky editor” in your queries. Obviously changed that when you send it out Summarizing the plot in […]

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“Look Who’s Back” by Timur Vermes


I’m not often drawn to a book based off of its cover (that’s what I tell myself at any rate) but when a cover showcases a certain mustache and a notorious comb-over, my curiosity (and my blood pressure) clicked up a few notches. McNally Jackson evidently thought the cover was startling too, as it was the first […]

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Paul Auster at Hunter College

Paul Auster has a shaky relationship with the whole idea of memoir. In a Q&A with memoir students in Hunter College’s MFA in creative writing program, Auster said that though his five memoirs have been sold as…memoirs, he thinks of them more as autobiographical sketches. They are, as he said several times, only short glimpses […]

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Lewis Hyde on writing to your origins

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