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Contributor, New York Times Magazine — New York Times

I'm writing a book for @RandomHouse about the science and superstition of ancestry. I'm gonna get up from this desk and go for a walk any minute now, really.

Maud Newton • I had dinner with some Oberlin students. When we...

tumblr.com — I had dinner with some Oberlin students. When we all sat down, they introduced themselves with their names and "pronoun declarations." One preferred, "She, Her, Hers." Another, "They, Them, Theirs." By this point I felt like my brain was on frappée. They were all very charming and earnest, but I could hardly process what they were saying.

The Family Tree: Celeste Ng

tinhouse.com — A series of brief but wide-ranging interviews with authors about ancestry. Everything I Never Told You , Celeste Ng's intimate, prickly, and elegantly coiled first novel, is a psychologically layered mystery with a disappearance right out of Twin Peaks - if Twin Peaks were a small Ohio community in the 1970s and Laura Palmer and her siblings were the only mixed-race kids in town.

8 Movies We Can't Wait To See (Because We Loved The Book)

tumblr.com — amywhipple: Pause. A Book of Common Prayer is being adapted and will star Allison Janney?? I have some breathing to go do. (cc: ashleybethard, maudnewton) !!!

When the name on the plate is yours

tumblr.com — I never expected to be the kind of person who would read and re-read books by a Buddhist nun, but I'm glad I stopped being attached to any personal narrative that would have prevented me from doing that.

Maud Newton • I used to completely not see the point of fancy...

tumblr.com — I used to completely not see the point of fancy writing implements. And I still feel that way about precious little booklets. I only use composition notebooks, because I get intimidated easily and I need to be able to tear and cross out pages with abandon.

Welp, I finally got my hands on some...

tumblr.com — thebegats: Welp, I finally got my hands on some of the columns written by Maude Newton Simmons, my mysterious self-given namesake whose writing ambitions were a complete surprise to me when I learned of them a few years ago, and my fears came true.

Maud Newton • One of the many sexual conquests left in Byron’s...

tumblr.com — One of the many sexual conquests left in Byron's wake was Claire Clairmont, though it would be more accurate to say that she'd made a conquest of him.

The Family Tree: Laila Lalami

tinhouse.com — A series of brief but wide-ranging interviews with authors about ancestry. Laila Lalami is a talented novelist and a discerning critic, a voice of reason and empathy online, and an old friend. Her third novel, The Moor's Account, offers a new point of entry into a true story - the Castilian conquistador Pánfilo de Narváez's would-be conquest of the Americas.

Flannery O'Connor's Complex, Flawed Character

npr.org — Reading about a favorite writer is risky. No matter how diligently the reader tries to compartmentalize, disappointing revelations threaten to infect the very books that inspired curiosity about an author in the first place. Still, I love secrets, and biographies of my literary heroes are hard to resist.

Maud Newton • I just learned that the desolate stretch along the...

tumblr.com — I just learned that the desolate stretch along the Palmetto Expressway where my mother had her first warehouse church in the mid-80s is known as Miami's Bird Road Art District. I guess I mean to say "once-desolate"? The fact that the Shell logo is the turn-off marker gives you some idea of what the area was like.
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Nov 23, 2014

Ooh, and @ColinDickey's Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places, coming from Viking publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/in… via @morbidanatomy feed

Nov 23, 2014

o' brave new world that always has desks open in the quiet room and allows sending of drafts for printing from my phone

Nov 23, 2014

@brianeha I used it for one of @bookofsand's art projects and keep meaning to familiarize myself with it further.

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