Dec 14, 2010 @ 9:00:00 am
The incomparable George Saunders, the poet laureate of theme parks, has a new short story, “Escape from Spiderhead,” and an interview on the New Yorker’s website.
The New York Times reports that The Atlantic is set to make a profit this year for the first time in at least a decade—how did they pull it off? The president of the Atlantic Media Company, Justin B. Smith, explains: “We imagined ourselves as a venture-capital-backed start-up in Silicon Valley whose mission was to attack and disrupt The Atlantic.”
(Via Biblioklept) Most writers will tell you that they don’t read reviews of their work—or, at the very least, that they’ve learned to shrug off criticism. But Robert Bolano didn’t perpetuate this ruse. He told an interviewer from Mexican Playboy how he really felt when critics attacked his work: “I begin
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