When I was a kid and wanted to grow up to be a writer,” Sigrid Nunez says. “I assumed I would be writing about animals and children, because that’s what I cared about and read about. But I never did.”Instead, beginning with A Feather on the Breath of God in 1995, Nunez wrote novels musing on questions of identity, family, friendship, and commitment, esteemed by fellow writers and critics for their elegant prose and sensitive understanding of complex relationships.
Leni Zumas’s new novel, Red Clocks (to be published under Little, Brown’s Lee Boudreaux Books imprint in January), is set in a future when abortion is banned in all 50 American states, and the Every Child Needs Two Act is about to make it illegal for unmarried people to adopt. Zumas started working on the book in 2010, but she is unsurprised that its central premise seems even closer at hand now.
Dara Horn drives a well-used minivan with which she cheerfully claims to have “an abusive relationship.” A car seat in the back belongs to the youngest of her four children, who are ages five, eight, 10, and 12. She lives in the same pretty New Jersey town where she grew up; her parents and two sisters live nearby and phone or drop in frequently.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".