Good morning! Or afternoon — whenever you’re reading this. I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg with this week’s books newsletter. We’ve got a pair of really interesting stories this week that explore innovative memoirs and how we tell autobiographical stories. The first is by critic at large Susan Straight, who looks at two books: “Letters to Memory” by Karen Tei Yamashita and “10 Mile Radius” by Cat Gwynn.
Hello, book lovers! I’m book editor Carolyn Kellogg with this week’s literary news. John Freeman’s name is in lights — literary lights, that is, on the cover of the journal Freeman’s. In it, he encourages some of our greatest writers — Mohsin Hamid, Valeria Luiselli, Dave Eggers — to dig into challenging issues like immigration by way of nonfiction, fiction and poetry. Jennifer Vineyard visits with Freeman and discovers what makes this critic-turned-editor-turned-poet tick.
The book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff is the biggest literary sensation in a long time, making headlines since it was leaked last week. President Donald Trump’s lawyers tried to block its publication; in response, publisher Henry Holt decided to publish “Fire and Fury” four days early.There are many questions about the book, not the least of which is how much is verifiably true.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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