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

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.

It seems fitting that my...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — emilystjohnmandel: It seems fitting that my 100th event for Station Eleven was a) in Michigan and b) involved an actual traveling Shakespeare company. This is my reading copy. It lives in my suitcase.
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Jul 23, 2016

@JonathaChance I don't dispute or intend to minimize the extinction we're bringing about. Both things can be true simultaneously.

Jul 22, 2016

@AriBerman Many clearly want to help but feel overwhelmed + powerless. If I can help spread the word about concrete ways to assist, I will.

Jul 22, 2016

@AriBerman Oh, excellent. I would love your suggestions for how best to help mobilize (within constraints of job + job).

Jul 22, 2016

RT @AriBerman: 2016 first presidential election in 50 years without full protections of Voting Rights Act. Don't boo, vote  https://www.amazon.com/Give-Us-Ballot-Struggle-America/dp/0374158274?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0 


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