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Writer, reader, critic. Recently in @Harpers, @NYTMag, @Awl, and @Tin_House. Writing a book for @RandomHouse about the science and superstition of ancestry.

Maud Newton

maudnewton.tumblr.com — I'm a writer, reader, and critic working on a book for Random House about the science and superstition of ancestry. My essay, " America's Ancestry Craze," is the cover of the June issue of Harper's.

Portrait of My Father

granta.com — Exactly how long the prostitute, unbeknownst to my father, stayed at our house and slept in my bed is hard to gauge. Nowadays time lacks the expansive quality it had when I was eleven years old.

Maud Newton • On June 6, I’ll be speaking at the Global Family...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — On June 6, I'll be speaking at the Global Family Reunion about my family, my interest in genealogy, ancestry, genetics, and the things we know and stories we tell ourselves about inheritance, and how my fascination with all of this became the book I'm writing.

Maud Newton • The death toll in Nepal has climbed to more than...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — The death toll in Nepal has climbed to more than 3200. It's cold, aftershocks keep coming, and people are sleeping in the streets.

A couple days ago I learned that “A...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — thebegats:A couple days ago I learned that "A Doubter in the Holy Land," my essay about visiting Jerusalem and wondering if I'd have a religious conversion like the one my mother once had, will be included in Best American Travel Writing 2015, which is very exciting.The year's guest editor is Andrew McCarthy, the actor, travel writer, and director.

Maud Newton • theverge:These maps show why internet is way more...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — theverge:These maps show why internet is way more expensive in the US than Europe.More than a quarter of Americans cannot go online at home to pay bills, check their children's grades at school, apply for jobs, or research health issues. They don't have what has become a crucial service for participation in modern society: internet service at home.

Study finds women are going to...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — micdotcom:Watch: Study finds women are going to have to wait decades for equal pay - and 'The Daily Show' is rightfully furious

Here in Dallas I’ve found evidence of...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — thebegats:Here in Dallas I've found evidence of five of my grandfather's divorces, three of which (above) occurred within 15 months. He and Christine, the first ex-wife above and the woman he was seeing while married to my grandmother, actually filed for divorce a total of six times.

Maud Newton • I’m not sure when I began following Nina...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — I'm not sure when I began following Nina MacLaughlin's Tumblr, but for at least a year I've admired her thoughtful and elegant writing; it sometimes feels as if I'm reading a poem rather than a blog post...

In which Michael Chabon and Neil Gaiman...

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Jun 30, 2015

@chengela @Longreads I'm so glad! That's part of what I hoped it would do.

Jun 30, 2015

RT @hyperallergic: In Mainstream Museums, Confronting Colonialism While Curating Native American Art - bit.ly/1TRqujb

Jun 30, 2015

Hanya Yanagihara is fascinated by & averse to therapy. Her "fear of loss of control is greater than hope for comfort" nytimes.com/2015/06/28/mag…

Jun 30, 2015

RT @Nicole_Cliffe: Someone else is looking after my baby for a few hours for the first time today, so if I seem weird, it's because I have extra feelings.

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