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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dork

Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One Before

Question: What’s a writer to do in an era where memoirs are assumed to be fictional and novels are, increasingly, considered thinly-veiled cris de coeur? Answer: Deny Everything. Continue reading




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Wurtzel: “No one else seems to live as I do. In a world gone wrong, a pure heart is dangerous.”

The Best Author Profile You’ll Read This Week

Janet Steen talks about writers talking about themselves. Continue reading




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Humble Work and Mad Wanderings

In which Janet Steen ponders the working poor, the creative class, and the search for meaningful work. Continue reading




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Men in Books

In which Janet Steen stacks the contemporary male loser protagonist up against some literary men she’s loved in the past. Continue reading




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