Romancing Rejection: ‘Don’t Cut Off An Ear’

O, ‘To Be Poor, Misunderstood, Overlooked’ In this blog-heaving era, you sometimes can find comments as compelling and as nuanced as the writings they follow. An instance of this occurs this week at Writer Unboxed where Simon & Schuster author Jael McHenry is followed in her post by the literary agent Donald Maass. Taken together, her original post… Read More

Picador Champions ‘Station Eleven’

“Hell Is Flutes” A writer who can pry that paraphrase from the jaws of Jean-Paul Satre’s “hell is other people” certainly has some chops. If she can then deliver it as a genuinely funny laugh line amid a global Huis Clos 20 years after the collapse of human civilization, she’s no slouch. Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven may hand her… Read More