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Sunday, November 20, 2005

Sunday Reading

Curtis Sittenfeld, author of Prep, reviews a new biography of Virginia Woolf.

In yet another appreciative review of Auster's The Brooklyn Follies, Toby Lichtig says that the author's prose is "sharp, simple, compelling" and his "characters and vignettes are well constructed and often entertaining."

Some food-for-thought extracts from the forthcoming English PEN compendium, Free Expression Is No Offence. (Salman Rushdie: "I never thought of myself as a writer about religion until a religion came after me.")

And Walter Mosley tells would-be writers some truths, including: "If you want to make money, go into real estate. The most successful writer's income is nothing compared to the wealth of a modern-day land baron. One office building in Soho could buy the careers of at least half-a-dozen successful writers."


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