Feb 28, 2013 @ 12:46:00 am
Benjamin Moser has signed on to write the first authorized biography of Susan Sontag, who died eight years ago at the age of 71. Moser agreed to the project after being approached by Sontag’s son, David Rieff, and literary agent Andrew Wylie. He is the author of Why This World, a biography of Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector (if you’re unfamiliar, read Rachel Kushner’s essay on her fiction) and expects that he’ll finish the book in three to four years.
Bret Easton Ellis explains why, after years of having no interest whatsoever in writing fiction, he “began making notes for a new novel in the last week of January.”
The Paris Review has just released its sixtieth-anniversary issue, with contributions by Vivian Gornick, Frederick Seidel, David Gates, and Deborah Eisenberg.
After scouring Penguin’s end-of-year
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