“What interests me about fiction is, in part, its flickering edge between realism and where a tear in the fabric of a story lets in some other sort of light.”
Today in Book News, Ben Lerner talks to our buddy Parul Sehgal about writing fiction, former Poet Laureate Robert Haas wins the $100,000 Wallace Stevens prize for “outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry” from the Academy of American Poets, and a new study finds that female journalists get disproportionate amounts of abuse online.
“Perhaps you have just ended a blistering affair. Perhaps you have just discovered your significant other’s blistering affair. Perhaps you are contemplating embarking on one – or ejecting from one. These three books will help.”
Pairs nicely with this list (circa 2009, so kind of funky looking) of three books about illicit love.