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Brooklyn, NY
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 • Here’s my mom, in the December 1, 1968, issue of...

tumblr.com — Here's my mom, in the December 1, 1968, issue of the Dallas Morning News, just before or after she separated from her first husband. Evidently she was president of the Dallas Cat Club. The accompanying article notes that membership really took off during her term, which isn't surprising.

The Family Tree: Saeed Jones

tinhouse.com — A series of brief but wide-ranging interviews with authors about ancestry. Saeed Jones' Prelude to Bruise is an astonishing poetry collection, furious, tender, and true. It's a book about hatred, desire, and love, about the past and present and the blurring of the two. "Boy," says a burly man in Birmingham, "be / a bootblack.

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.
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Dec 20, 2014

Hazards of head-down book-writing include not knowing that @DaphneMerkin is on Twitter and has published a new essay collection

Dec 20, 2014

RT @luxlotus: If yesterday's news has you wanting to read new writing from #Cuba, @RestlessBooks has lots of exciting new voices: restlessbooks.com

Dec 20, 2014

"Followers are for religious leaders, for gurus, for motivational speakers, and I am none of these things." nyti.ms/13KHnqt

Dec 20, 2014

RT @luxlotus: Buy gifts @greenlightbklyn on Sunday from 7-9pm and I'll wrap them in exchange for tips that go to a community org (last year, a food bank).

Dec 20, 2014

"'Gowanus' is an onomatopoeia for throwing up anyway" - @autumn_thought on gonorrhea in Gowanus / Gowanus yachtsman (we were watching Girls)

Dec 19, 2014

@KeraBolonik I was just conspiring yesterday with @alexanderchee for a get-together -- will email you!!

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