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By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The New York Times Book Review

Category: Book
Edited By: Paul, Pamela
Foreword By: Turow, Scott
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  LITERARY COLLECTIONS / General
  LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
  NON-FICTION / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Published: October 2014
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 9.28in x 7.84in x 1.11in
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From The Publisher*Sixty-five of the world's leading writers open up about the books and authors that have meant the most to them Every Sunday, readers of The New York Times Book Review turn with anticipation to see which novelist, historian, short story writer, or artist will be the subject of the popular By the Book feature. These wide-ranging interviews are conducted by Pamela Paul, the editor of the Book Review, and here she brings together sixty-five of the most intriguing and fascinating exchanges, featuring personalities as varied as David Sedaris, Hilary Mantel, Michael Chabon, Khaled Hosseini, Anne Lamott, and James Patterson. The questions and answers admit us into the private worlds of these authors, as they reflect on their work habits, reading preferences, inspirations, pet peeves, and recommendations. By the Book contains the full uncut interviews, offering a range of experiences and observations that deepens readers' understanding of the literary sensibility and the writing process. It also features dozens of sidebars that reveal the commonalities and conflicts among the participants, underscoring those influences that are truly universal and those that remain matters of individual taste. For the devoted reader, By the Book is a way to invite sixty-five of the most interesting guests into your world. It's a book party not to be missed.
Biographical NotePamela Paul is the editor of The New York Times Book Review and the author of Parenting, Inc. , Pornified , and The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony . Prior to joining the Times , Paul was a contributor to Time magazine and The Economist , and her work has appeared in The Atlantic , The Washington Post , and Vogue . She and her family live in New York. Pamela Paul is the editor of The New York Times Book Review , and the author of Parenting Inc. , Pornified , and The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony . Prior to joining the Times , Paul was a contributor to Time magazine and The Economist and her work has appeared in The Atlantic , The Washington Post, Vogue, and Psychology Today . She and her family live in New York. Scott Turow is the author of worldwide bestselling novels including Presumed Innocent , I nnocent , Ordinary Heroes , The Burden of Proof , Reversible Errors and Limitations . His works of nonfiction include One L , his journal from his first year at law school, and Ultimate Punishment , which he wrote after serving on the Illinois commission that investigated the administration of the death penalty and influenced Governor George Ryan's unprecedented commutation of the sentences of 164 death row inmates on his last day in office. Ultimate Punishment won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He lives outside Chicago, where he is partner in the firm of SNR Denton (formerly Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal).