Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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Louise Glück Is Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

The award was announced at a news conference in Stockholm. Glück, whose name rhymes with the word “click,” has written numerous poetry collections, many of which deal with the challenges of family life and growing older.

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In Bob Woodward’s ‘Rage,’ a Reporter and a President From Different Universes

What would it take at this point, amid the crush of books about the Trump White House — after the Mueller report and an impeachment trial and now the coronavirus pandemic — for a revelation about the president to be truly surprising? Would it be to learn that he hates money and harbors dreams of

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10 New Books We Recommend This Week

I first heard the term “busman’s holiday” — meaning a leisure activity that mirrors your job — a few years ago, from my mother, when my Christmas wish list comprised about a dozen books and not much else. What can I say? I really like to read.

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She Explains ‘Mansplaining’ With Help From 17th-Century Art

In her new book “Men to Avoid in Art and Life,” Nicole Tersigni harnesses her skill with a Twitter meme to illuminate the experience of women harassed by concern trolls, “sexperts” and more. This story begins, as so many do these days, on Twitter.

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David Sedaris, Dressed Up With Nowhere to Go

With two books in the works but all plans on hold, the writer is pacing New York City and destroying his Fitbit friends. When New York went into lockdown, David Sedaris settled into his apartment on the Upper East Side and canceled his 45-city book tour.

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Katie Hill, Who Quit Congress Amid Ethics Inquiry, Will Publish Memoir

Last fall, private photos were published of Ms. Hill, and the House investigated claims of a relationship with an aide. Her farewell speech became famous. Last fall, Katie Hill, a Democratic congresswoman from California, faced some of the darkest moments of her life.

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What Do Famous People’s Bookshelves Reveal?

In quarantine, people are inadvertently exposing their reading habits — embarrassing, surprising and impressive. Bibliophiles do not approach bookshelves lightly. A stranger’s collection is to us a window to their soul.

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‘Imagine This Were Your Sister,’ Ronan Farrow Tells Woody Allen’s Publisher

The author of “Catch and Kill,” which was published by a division of Hachette Book Group, said he wouldn’t work with the company again after it announced plans to publish his father’s memoir.

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His Son Hiked Into the Costa Rican Jungle, and Never Came Out. What Happened?

When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. Years ago, I brought a city friend hiking. We had to cross a river of snowmelt on a cold, rainy day, and though the water normally stayed shallow, it was deeper and faster than I’d ever seen it.

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