ON WRITING AND FAILURE, ON BROWSING, CASE, STUDY, ORDINARY WONDER TALES, CONFESSIONS WITH KEITH: NYT Hits, Reviews, and More!
IN THE NEWS
ON WRITING AND FAILURE
On Writing and Failure by Stephen Marche (February 14, 2023) has been featured as part of “Newly Published This Week” in the New York Times and was reviewed in the Midwest Review of Books. Both articles were published on February 9, 2023.
The New York Times writes:
“The Canadian novelist and essayist describes the defining role rejection has played in his career and reflects on its importance in the lives of notable writers, from Ovid to Dostoyevsky and Baldwin.”
You can read the full article here.
The Midwest Book Review writes:
“On Writing and Failure: Or, On the Peculiar Perseverance Required to Endure the Life of a Writer must be considered essential reading for anyone seeking to write for a living, be it as a novelist, essayist, poet, columnist, or any other writing genre. Itself exceptionally well written.”
You can read the full review here.
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ON WRITING AND FAILURE & ON BROWSING
On Writing and Failure by Stephen Marche (February 14, 2023) and On Browsing by Jason Guriel (October 4, 2022) were reviewed together in the Literary Review of Canada. The article, “Noteworthy: Two Pamphlets Pack a Punch” was published online on February 7, 2023.. You can read the full review here.
Jessica Dunn Wolfe writes,
“Two additions to Biblioasis’s Field Notes series contend with such modern flavours of literary despair. Jason Guriel’s On Browsing offers a personal “browser history” that reveals the author as much as it elegizes the habit of sifting through physical copies of music, books, and movies. Stephen Marche’s On Writing and Failure romps through a series of anecdotes about the thwarted aspirations of authors so as to instruct a “kid writer” not to hope for anything. Reading the pamphlets together shows the connections between their topics. After all, writers browse most while failing to write.”
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Graeme Macrae Burnet, author of Case Study (November 1, 2022) was interviewed on CBC Writers and Company! The interview was posted online on February 10, 2023. Listen to the full interview here.
Graeme Macrae Burnet was also interviewed in Famous Writing Routines. The interview was published on February 2, 2023. You can read the full interview here.
In the interview, Burnet discusses his writing process, struggles, and sources of inspiration. He says,
“The words never come easily. Writing for me is a constant struggle against my own ill-discipline and the inner voices that tell me that whatever I’m working on is shit and that no one will ever want to read it. But while it is a struggle, I wouldn’t call that writer’s block. I’ve never met a writer who uses the term writer’s block.”
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Ordinary Wonder Tales by Emily Urquhart (November 1, 2022), has been reviewed in the Literary Review of Canada! The review was published online on February 7, 2023. Read the full review here.
Reviewer Marlo Alexandra Burks writes,
“The author’s academic and journalistic training, her eye for the strange and marvellous, and her expertise in European fables all come together in this curious gathering of stories borrowed from everyday life. While Ordinary Wonder Tales is replete with autobiographical fragments, the tone is restrained: self-analysis never courts self-indulgence, and personal experiences merge seamlessly into the yarns we spin and the beliefs we pass down.”
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Pauline Holdstock, author of Confessions With Keith (October 25, 2022), has been interviewed on All Write in Sin City podcast. The episode was published online on February 5, 2023.
You can listen to the full episode here.
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