Remainders

  • The Women’s Review of Books has amassed $200,000 of debt and will cease publication after the December issue. The current issue notes, quoting Elizabeth Merrick, that female writers at “‘the top echelon of American letters’: Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, The New York Review of Books, and the New York Times Book Review” are still vastly outnumbered by men. (Third item.)
  • Alice Munro cites “the women writers of the American South – Carson McCullers, Katherine Anne Porter, Eudora Welty and Flannery O’Connor – who were writing about small towns and country people like the ones Munro knew” as inspirations.
  • The Harvard Crimson reports on the Graham Greene centennial celebration in Boston, which featured James Wood and Michael Gorra. According to Wood, Greene, “was actually much funnier in person than he is in his written fiction.”
  • Ron Hogan talks with Christine Schutt, whose Florida is one of this year’s contenders for the National Book Award.
  • The Gaddis Drinking (and reading) Club is open late.

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