Is there a reason to write novels anymore?
Long reads for your long weekend.
"Twitter stands for everything I oppose."
"It'll be like no TV I've ever seen."
They'll star in HBO's adaptation of the Jonathan Franzen novel.
So said Franzen at 'The New Yorker' Festival.
"Whenever I looked at a bird, I could feel my heart overflow with love."
We caught up with the literary lion at the 100th anniversary of the New York Public Library last night.
An apology to Jennifer Weiner for Egan's chick-lit dismissal: "The person who’s criticizing should know what they’re saying and whom they’re criticizing. I was just vague on my facts."
And ProPublica won again.
"It was still hard not to feel wounded by the part of him that had chose the adulation of strangers over the love of the people closest to him."
Rounding up gifts for everyone on your list, from the gadget junkies to Sondheim fanatics to wannabe Mad Men.
"I spoke in very long sentences, and little pieces of those sentences sounded bad, and your feelings were probably understandably hurt, and next thing we knew it had become this thing."
Awards, notoriously, mean almost nothing — particularly in literature.