More than a dozen writers are auctioning off books, coffee dates, even characters’ names.
Lauren Groff is leading a fundraising campaign for Planned Parenthood, enlisting Emma Straub, Edan Lepucki, Aimee Bender, Jennine Capo Crucet, Laura van den Berg, Roxane Gay, Meg Wolitzer and others to participate in The Choice Auction. Lauren Groff will read 400 pages of your manuscript! Edan Lepucki will name a character after you in her next novel! Roxane Gay will give you three signed books plus BAKED GOODS! Jami Attenberg will go on a coffee date with you! Tons of other incredible prizes for a worthy cause. Go here to check it out.
The Colbert Nation puts Edan Lepucki’s novel “California” on the New York Times best-seller list.
YOU. GUYS. Here is Edan Lepucki being all poised and charming on the freaking Colbert Report right after he announces California has hit #3 on the freaking NYT Best-Seller’s List! #3!
So, um, you know, if you want to be really ahead of the curve on this one and read some early Lepucki, you know what to do. Pick up a copy of If You’re Not yet Like Me and you can be all “Oh, Edan Lepucki? Yeah, I’ve read her oeuvre.”
“I had to resort finally to the truth, that rinky-dink little boat in the great sea of persuasion.”—“The Banks of the Vistula” by Rebecca Lee, in her astounding ss collection Bobcat. Read it! We’re serious!
First time being published, that is. Maybe it was a story in your college lit mag, or a poem in an online journal, or an essay in a periodical. Maybe you even had a manuscript accepted by a small press. Whatever your publishing track record,…
“The “Are you a feminist?” test is most often administered to young, female celebrities who have dared to challenge stereotypes or allude to their beliefs in gender equality. Interviewers never ask this question of male celebrities, and they rarely ask it of older women. And in the context of mainstream media, “Are you a feminist?” is not movement-building. It’s a trap. If young women say yes, tabloids and conservative pundits are quick to decry their perceived radicalism. And if they say no, they’ve got the feminist police to deal with. Usually, they take a middle ground: They decline the label but say a bunch of other smart things that make clear they’re quite aware of gender inequality and the need to remedy it.”—I Was Shailene Woodley: I Used to Say I Wasn’t a Feminist - NYmag.com (via annfriedman)
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The Colombian novelist Alvaro Mutis used to tell a story about his close friend and compatriot Gabriel García Márquez, who has died aged 87. In the mid-Sixties, when the latter was writing One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), they met every evening for a drink. García Márquez would tell…