Is New York over?
Well, that New York is. The 1920′s crushed into the 1930′s, and the 1990′s crumbled into … this.
The New York that was drunk on its own identity–the New York of Friends, Seinfeld and Sex and the City–was marketed to a nation that became so besotted with it that it Read More
Among the most frequently voiced opinions about contemporary publishing-on a list that includes such truisms as “Nobody really edits anymore” and the ever-popular whine, “It got good reviews, why didn’t it sell?”-is the idea that every author should go on a book tour. Like visions of Maxwell Perkins holding a pen in one fist and Read More
Editing a book is an act of generosity. It’s a mind-meld, an act of love–love for the work. The true editor enters a manuscript and asks, What is best for this book? What padding needs to be shorn, what rumination added? Is this the right word? Which flat characters need rounding? Would A talk that Read More