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

Conversations You Have at Twenty

narrativemagazine.com — Jake and I would have sex anywhere: golf courses, libraries, busy parking lots, other people's closets, driving down the highway. Once we did it in a hotel room while his mother was awake and lying in the next bed.

Book of the Month

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.
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Oct 22, 2016

Then again, his lawyers have filed approximately 7000 frivolous libel suits

Oct 22, 2016

Guess none of his lawyers ever told him you can't declare a debt unilaterally, particularly on something the other party didn't want anyway. https://t.co/71PtCgrv1w

Oct 20, 2016

RT @DrJenGunter: There is no such thing as a ninth month abortion - I'm a doctor who trained in late term abortions #debate2016

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