“I wonder: will there be a lot of literary Missed Connections on Craigslist next week?”

Choire Sicha writes about The New Yorker Festival:

Alice Quinn, the New Yorker’s poetry editor, begins extended introductions of Grace Paley and E. L. Doctorow. ‘Writing,’ Ms. Quinn tells us that Ms. Paley has said, is about ‘finding the best way you can to be a truthful person.’ Crap. I had always hoped writing could be like a Halloween costume, as fraudulent as possible.


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