Gay Talese weighs in on Salinger in this week’s paper, but The Observer‘s Molly Fischer and Michael H. Miller also spoke to other writers and editors about their memories of the author.
GERALD HOWARD (Random House):
Gerald Howard, an editor, recalls a “piece of publishing lore” passed down by J. Randall Williams III—Howard’s Read More
A Fortunate Age
By Joanna Smith Rakoff
Simon & Schuster, 399 pages, $26
For those of us who graduated from college and moved to New York in the mid-to-late ’90s, Joanna Smith Rakoff’s novel A Fortunate Age will be a fun if perhaps bittersweet and nostalgic read full of period details and cultural Read More
Joanna Smith Rakoff had just turned in a major set of rewrites on her novel, Brooklyn, when her editor at Scribner broke the news to her over dinner that she would have to change its title. It seemed that Irish novelist Colm Tóibín, a Scribner author since 2000 who has been twice short-listed for the Read More
Poet and freelance magazine journalist Joanna Smith Rakoff has sold her debut novel–said to be similar in spirit and subject matter to Mary McCarthy’s The Group– to Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. The acquiring editor was Alexis Garagliano.
Ms. Rakoff confirmed the deal, which was brokered by literary agent Tina Bennett of Janklow Read More
A novel called Brooklyn, by poet and freelance magazine journalist Joanna Smith Rakoff, will soon have a publisher, according to literary agent Tina Bennett, who is representing the book at auction.
The novel, Ms. Rakoff’s first, is said to be a contemporary take on Mary McCarthy’s The Group, which follows eight Vassar girls as Read More