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  • New Yorker editor makes her mark with new book

    New Yorker editor makes her mark with new book
    About 25 years ago I had a summer internship at a magazine and lived in fear of making mistakes. One morning, while proofreading a profile scheduled for an upcoming issue, I was laid low by flatulence. To be specific, the writer had noted that whenever the subject of his profile walked, the man's shoes "squawked like a fart." I read this and paused — a mistake! — then circled "fart" on the proof and drew a line from the offending "fart" to the margin, where I wrote, with great satisfaction, "fot." Because it was undoubtedly "fot." I had a New England accent and a high school diploma and was absolutely certain, phonetically speaking, the word was spelled "fot." Or if you were fancy, "faht." Either way, definitely not "fart."
  • The Biblioracle: Who is the Great American Novelist?

    The Biblioracle: Who is the Great American Novelist?
    When Jonathan Franzen's next novel, "Purity," is released in September, you're going to read a lot of debate about whether Franzen is the Great American Novelist. He's a contender for sure, but is he the "greatest"? Just because Time magazine put...

    Elizabeth McCracken wins the Story Prize

    Elizabeth McCracken wins the Story Prize
    Elizabeth McCracken is the recipient of the $20,000 Story Prize for her collection “Thunderstruck.” McCracken was awarded the short-fiction prize Wednesday night at a ceremony in New York. Of McCracken’s work, the judges wrote: “...

    In 'Get in Trouble,' Kelly Link melds ordinary and bizarre

    In 'Get in Trouble,' Kelly Link melds ordinary and bizarre
    It's tempting to describe Kelly Link as a fantasist or a magical realist of a particularly homegrown sort. Her stories take place within recognizable landscapes — suburban bedrooms, reality TV locations, a wedding weekend — that open into...

    Folio Prize shortlist includes Ben Lerner, Colm Toibin, Ali Smith

    Folio Prize shortlist includes Ben Lerner, Colm Toibin, Ali Smith
    The Folio Prize, designed to raise the literariness of literary awards, has announced its 2015 shortlist. The winner will receive an award of $60,000. The fiction prize is based in England and books must be published there, but authors need not be...