Jul 9, 2012 @ 12:27:00 am
Novelist Patrick Somerville recounts how a critic's misreading got his fourth book panned in the New York Times, and how an email correspondence between one of the novel's characters and a Times editor resulted in a correction. Meanwhile, Publisher's Weekly looks into how much a NYT Book Review write-up really matters in terms of sales.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez's brother has revealed that the Colombian writer's career is effectively over due to dementia, The Guardian reported this weekend. Garcia Marquez, now 85 and the author of five novels and dozens of essay and story collections, has been fighting a protracted battle against lymphatic cancer.
The Los Angeles Review of Books has published decades-old correspondence between William Gaddis and his editor Robert Gottlieb from the time when Gaddis was writing J R.
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