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Contributor, New York Times Magazine — New York Times
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Reader, writer, critic, recovering neurotic. Writing a book for @RandomHouse about the science & superstition of ancestry.

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.

Creation A Watched Pot Within Me

tumblr.com — tinglealley: A hangover aside from researching this essay on Daphne du Maurier: In one of her letters to her publisher, she was updating him on how her novel was going and said something like, "Creation boils within me." She was not a grandiose kind of writer, and in the context of the letter it reads like...

Maud Newton • I have made one bad real estate decision after...

tumblr.com — I have made one bad real estate decision after another my entire life. Knowing this, I made a lot of effort to consult people who I believe to be intelligent in real estate. It made no difference. I made the worst decision of my life.

The Family Tree: Christopher Beha

tinhouse.com — I've always been interested in the ways writers think about family history-and especially about echoes, or the lack thereof, through the generations-if they do, as they work. I'm grateful to Tin House for allowing me to indulge this curiosity in a new series of brief but wide-ranging interviews with authors about ancestry.

Maud Newton • Finally got a copy of the Belknap Press edition of...

tumblr.com — Finally got a copy of the Belknap Press edition of Emily Dickinson's poems, which traces her edits, etc. It's a great companion to her letters. I could happily devote a month to these.
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Oct 23, 2014

@RahawaHaile If only there were an app that allowed me access only to Cloud Twitter!!

Oct 23, 2014

Why is it so hard for me to stay offline?? Changing all my stored social media passwords to nonononono (not actually the passwords).

Oct 23, 2014

Maybe the only definitive thing I've learned in 20 years online: if the entire Internet is stressing me out, it's probably me.

Oct 23, 2014

@aizlynb If this is a character, I think you can just get started and it will come to you as you go.

Oct 23, 2014

@aizlynb Not really. Maud is a nickname that started as a pen name, but I don't have any general observations about the phenomenon.

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