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Book Features Archive

February 21, 2005
Lurid Tell-All Watch

Anna Wintour—already hauled up for such treatment in the roman à clef The Devil Wears Prada—again conjures vengeful spirits between covers, in Front Row.

February 21, 2005
Influences: Peter Carey

Having wanted to be a scientist, I came to literature a little late.

February 7, 2005
Overheard: What the Audience Really Thought about NBCC Nominations Party (vs. National Book Awards)

This is more fun than sitting at those tables that have everybody solemnly looking through candlelight at each other.

February 7, 2005
Comic Duo: Mike Albo & Virginia Heffernan

Performance artist Mike Albo and his partner, Virginia Heffernan, just published a comic novel about a classic New York phenomenon: a pseudo-friend whose backhanded compliments destroy the hero’s self-confidence.

January 24, 2005
In Memoriam: Will Eisner, Gotham Cartoonist

Eisner’s visual flair raised this Everyman–in–a– wrinkled–Brooks Brothers–suit saga to high comic art.

January 24, 2005
Love’s Labors

A Shakespeare professor confesses a terrible secret: She writes romance fiction, pseudonymously.

January 17, 2005
Teen Novelist: Amanda Marquit

To the litany of ever-younger literary phenoms you can now add Upper East Sider Amanda Marquit.

January 10, 2005
Old School

Louis Auchincloss is the last of the gentlemen novelists. What happens to a moral realist when the world alters around him?

January 3, 2005
New York Word: Dave King

The Ha-Ha has gotten the sort of shop-talk buzz and early reviews (“a writer to watch”) that tend to greet wunderkinds in their twenties.

December 13, 2004
Ask A Bookstore Owner

I’m sort of on a Murakami kick. I was thinking it would be great to set him up in a Ford Explorer and have him tour the highways and byways of America

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