Writer, reader, occasional traveler, instinctive homebody. Writing a book about ancestors and the stories we tell ourselves about them, for @RandomHouse.

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After the Affair

granta.com — Alexander Chee and Maud Newton discovered a shared passion for the works of Jean Rhys this winter while anticipating Lilian Pizzichini's new biography, The Blue Hour. They decided to read the novels Jean Rhys and Ford Madox Ford wrote after their affair with one another. This conversation is the result.

Goodbye, Brooklyn! Hi, Queens, hiiiiiiii.

maudnewton.com — I've lived in Brooklyn since 1999, longer than I've lived anywhere else, even Miami. It's been good in many ways but also difficult for me. City life tends to exacerbate my anxiety. I've missed living near wild green places.

Maud Newton • Hi Emily, I'm writing my university dissertation...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — Hi Emily, I'm writing my university dissertation right now, and Station Eleven is one of the texts that I am discussing. Part of my discussion is on realism within the texts and to what extent speculative fiction/science fiction can and should be realist.

I, Rodent - The Awl

theawl.com — Last year started with fluey nightmares about humanized mice. I dreamed of mice used in research: "frantic" mice, for studying anxiety; "Methuselah" mice, known for longevity; and mice with human liver cells and brain cells and tumor cells.

Cleaning Up on Christmas

medium.com — The last time I stayed with my father in Miami over the holidays, I made the mistake of thinking he was lonely. I had a bad habit of trying to decode his emotional state from external markers, in this case his threadbare green bathmat.

wildwomanofthewoods: ...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — fieldbears: wildwomanofthewoods: mindblowingfactz: In a private cemetery in small-town Arkansas, a woman single-handedly buried and gave funerals to more than 40 gay men during the height of the AIDS epidemic, when their families wouldn't claim them. -Source One person who found the courage to push the wheel is Ruth Coker Burks.

Molly Crabapple And Occupy Wall Street Protest Art

newrepublic.com — A year and a half ago, Crabapple raised $64,000 on Kickstarter to fund her new show, Shell Game, which opens this Sunday at Paul Bridgewater's new Smart Clothes Gallery on Manhattan's Lower East Side and commemorates the worldwide uprisings of 2011 and the financial crisis.

Oy Vey, Christian Soldiers

nytimes.com — Of all the surprises promised by the recent TLC reality show "The Sisterhood," which followed the lives of five Atlanta preachers' wives, the only one that truly amazed me was the Christian bar mitzvah, an event organized by Pastor Tara Lewis and her husband, Pastor Brian, for their son, Trevor.

Maud Newton • Family politics

maudnewton.tumblr.com — My dad used to be a registered Democrat in Florida, but only to skew Democratic primaries. He was a very conservative Republican, a reactionary really, and every election, he voted for the candidate he saw as least viable in the national election who was also appealing to Democrats.
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Aug 23, 2016

Friday we meet and bring home the puppy. Here she is! Apparently she's developing her dad's…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BJeG_DUAmlM/ 

Aug 23, 2016

RT @LailaLalami: Privacy as collateral damage. Wikileaks exposed private info of rape victims, a gay Saudi citizen, a cancer patient:  http://apne.ws/2bdx5FJ 

Aug 23, 2016

@hanrahanNY It is so difficult to process how quickly (+ terribly) we're changing the earth. I guess that must be why we all keep doing it.

Aug 23, 2016

Amtrak will demolish its old Penn Station departures sign and replace it with a digital one and I am so sad.  http://gothamist.com/2016/08/22/why_god.php 

Aug 23, 2016

RT @CAAF: Very much love that @MariaBustillos's first "mistaking a cover for an original song" was "Kill the Wabbit":  http://bit.ly/2bLunWB 

Aug 22, 2016

@ReginaMarler I've more or less decided the question is pointless b/c I might not even be a writer if I weren't so driven to sort stuff out.

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