Tag: Jonathan Lee
The Art Of AgentingMarch 2015
The literary agent on gatekeeping, the truth behind big advances, and why Amazon neglects the “humanity to good books.”
How Do You Know?July 2014
The Bangladeshi-British writer on news versus novels, swapping rural poverty for Wall Street, and “the power of story on the human mind.”
The Art of Independent PublishingApril 2014
The publisher of Graywolf on the pleasure of finding books others have overlooked.
Elisabeth Schmitz: Editing Under The RadarFebruary 2014
The vice president and editorial director of Grove Atlantic on the art of literary editing, why publishers shouldn’t turn their backs on risk-taking writing, and how the first novel she ever bought went on to transform her career.
The Useless TruthFebruary 2014
The National Book Award finalist on what makes a great sentence and channeling Roberto Bolaño.
A Gap in DefinitionsJanuary 2014
The award-winning Northern Irish writer on life in New York, poetry as “a way of being alone without feeling alone," and why “all writing is political.”
Jonathan Lee: Scott Cohen’s Unfinished BalladDecember 2013
A photographer who understands Nabokov’s assertion that “imagination is a form of memory," that as human beings we are forever recreating our own lives.
Dead LanguageNovember 2013
The acclaimed & Sons author on the importance of entertainment, his slip into obsessive-compulsive behavior, and why he believes Salinger chose seclusion.
Talking to IrelandSeptember 2013
The multi-prize-winning author talks about dissecting 1970s Britain in her new book, the “loathsome” idea that motherhood is incompatible with writing, and why stutterers make good novelists.
Literary Culture ClashJuly 2013
The “super-agent” talks about finding success with messy, difficult books, re-thinking how we publish works in translation, and the advice she gives to authors---no hotel porn on book tours.
Another Kind of LifeMay 2013
The American writer discusses turning his back on showy prose, being labelled an “erotic” author, and “the importance of being somebody.”
Losing the PlotApril 2013
The Booker Prize nominated novelist talks about his obsession with Pynchon, history as interference, & why literary fiction needn’t forsake the pleasures of suspense.
American UtopiaMarch 2013
The bestselling novelist talks about the art of optimism, gender bias in the literary world, and donning public personas.