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“Standing By The Work Is The Only Option”

“Standing By The Work Is The Only Option”
By January 9, 2008

From: Nellie Hermann To: Joshua Henkin Re: Standing By the Work Hi Josh– I have to say I agree completely (hopefully all our agreeing doesn't make our conversation boring, but I'm happy about it) with your thoughts about MFA programs. … Read More

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“Every Word Counts”

“Every Word Counts”
By January 9, 2008

From: Joshua Henkin To: Nellie Hermann Re: MFAs I know writers who say they don't read while they're writing for fear of being too influenced. But if, like most writers, you're writing all the time, then that means you're never … Read More

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“We Have To Take What We Do Seriously, Or Who Will?”

“We Have To Take What We Do Seriously, Or Who Will?”
By January 9, 2008

From: Nellie Hermann To: Joshua Henkin Re: Writing About Writing Hi Josh, So many meaty thoughts to chew on. I have read Crossing to Safety– though it has been a long time, and I probably should revisit it. I loved … Read More

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“Novels Are Such Beasts”

“Novels Are Such Beasts”
By January 9, 2008

From: Josh Henkin To: Nellie Hermann Re: Never Apologize Nellie– Thanks for the awfully kind words about Matrimony; I really appreciate them. I have indeed read Yates's Easter Parade, and any comparison to Yates makes me one happy guy. I … Read More

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Is It Okay For Writers To Write About Writing?

Is It Okay For Writers To Write About Writing?
By January 9, 2008

To: Joshua Henkin Re: Matrimony Jewcy presents a conversation between a Nellie Hermann, a young writer who's anticipating the publication of her first novel, and Joshua Henkin, whose novel Matrimony was called "beautiful" by Michael Cunningham and "lifelike" by Janet … Read More

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Book Tour Horror Stories

Book Tour Horror Stories
By December 14, 2007

Jewcy giddily presents the second in our series of Book Klatches, wherein five authors spend five days dishing over e-mail about the writing life. On the fifth and final day, below, moderator Ed Schwarzschild asks the group to share their … Read More

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Can I Balance Writing and Fatherhood?

Can I Balance Writing and Fatherhood?
By December 10, 2007

Jewcy giddily presents the second in our series of Book Klatches, wherein five authors spend five days dishing over e-mail about the writing life. On Day 3, below, moderator Ed Schwarzschild asks the group whether fatherhood and great writing can … Read More

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Should I Bring My Politics Into My Novels?

Should I Bring My Politics Into My Novels?
By December 10, 2007

Jewcy giddily presents the second in our series of Book Klatches, wherein five authors spend five days dishing over e-mail about the writing life. On Day 4, below, moderator Ed Schwarzschild asks the group whether literature ought to be political. … Read More

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