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On Writing: Who -- and What -- to Write For?

I’ve accomplished enough today so that now I feel justified sitting at my desk to write a post. This doesn’t mean I’ve actually accomplished the most I could have or made the best use of my time but simply that I got some important shit out of the way. 521 more words

Literature

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - Review

Title: All the Light We Cannot See

Author: Anthony Doerr

Genre: Fiction > Historical Fiction

Synopsis: Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum).

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Book Blog

all the light we cannot see

It is through light, of course, that we know dark, but that such a tale would (or could) be told through the metaphor of light is a remarkable testament to not just the talent but the imagination of Anthony Doerr.    49 more words

Books

▶ Ursula Le Guin’s Viral Video: “We Will Need Writers Who Can Remember Freedom”

Bill Moyers interview with Ursula K. LeGuin about “Lathe of Heaven”

By BillMoyers.com Staff   December 27, 2014

In the midst of all the end-of-the-year lists and reminiscences, there is a speech that made the social media rounds recently that we thought deserved a special mention here at BillMoyers.com. 447 more words

Corporate Empire

Fierce Words from a Frail Writer

I had not read about her acceptance speech at the National Book Awards in November until I came across it online in a British newspaper yesterday morning. 578 more words

On the 2014 National Book Award for poetry

I try to be generous, really I do, but I have been known to nurse cynical and petty feelings about the poetry business. I watch various prizes dealt out and sigh inwardly. 1,219 more words