“Promotion is expensive”: Elena Ferrante on anonymity – Last year I posted a news link to an interview with Elena Ferrante, in which she talked about her refusal to do promotional work for her own books. This 1991 letter, published in… more
Thursday News: Shakespeare’s alleged dictionary digitized, cellphones increase literacy, Amazon Prime...
Shakespeare’s Dictionary? Skepticism Abounds. – Count me in on the side of the skeptics. Two booksellers buy a 1580 four-language dictionary on eBay (eBay!!) in 2008, and now claim that it’s Shakespeare’s personal dictionary. If you want to know about… more
Lippman On Women and Ambition – This is a relatively short but powerful talk by Laura Lippman, and while she identifies herself explicitly as a crime writer, she’s speaking, in a sense, for all women writers, and certainly for all… more