I'm a publicist at Sourcebooks and maintain the blog Paper and Salt. I also write about theater and enjoy candy corn without shame.

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Paper and Salt in The New York Times Magazine!

Paper and Salt in The New York Times Magazine!

Martin Amis wrote a guide to winning Space Invaders, you guys. Read more about it, in one of the best articles ever, on The Millions.

Martin Amis wrote a guide to winning Space Invaders, you guys. Read more about it, in one of the best articles ever, on The Millions.

That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (via readandbreathe)

When I look down from this transcendency, how beautiful are even the crumbled relics of bread! What shapely spirals the peelings of pears make—how thin, and mottled like some sea-bird’s egg. Even the forks laid straight side by side appear lucid, logical, exact; and the horns of the rolls which we have left are glazed, yellow-plated, hard.

Virginia Woolf, The Waves

There is a time for multi-tasking and a time for losing yourself. The short story offers something else: a chance to pay close attention—and have that attention rewarded because, for once, every little plot twist, every sentence, counts.

Lorin Stein on the state of the short story for Publishers Weekly. (via theparisreview)


This is “The ABC of Anger”. It was in the section for older pre-readers, ie 5-7. That’s a koala bear, nattily dressed, caressing a little girl. His face is, I feel, chillingly disassociated from the penitent child. Justice will be served. Think about this cool koala sociopath next time you are tempted to be rude to a French waiter

Terrifying French children’s books, via The Guardian

This is “The ABC of Anger”. It was in the section for older pre-readers, ie 5-7. That’s a koala bear, nattily dressed, caressing a little girl. His face is, I feel, chillingly disassociated from the penitent child. Justice will be served. Think about this cool koala sociopath next time you are tempted to be rude to a French waiter

Terrifying French children’s books, via The Guardian

I’ve started writing about the favorite dishes of famous authors at Paper and Salt. If Norman Mailer’s experimental salad recipe featuring Haagen Dazs raspberry sorbet vinaigrette gets you going, you might want to take a look.

I’ve started writing about the favorite dishes of famous authors at Paper and Salt. If Norman Mailer’s experimental salad recipe featuring Haagen Dazs raspberry sorbet vinaigrette gets you going, you might want to take a look.

theparisreview:

Document: Manuscript Pages of Great Expectations

To celebrate the bicentennial of Dickens’ birth, Cambridge is publishing a full-color reproduction of the Great Expectations original manuscript. I talk about it a little bit over at The Paris Review Daily. People are always mourning the death of the handwritten letter, but rarely do they long for the days of writing manuscripts out freehand. I’m on the fence, I have to say. On one hand, it is pretty exciting to see all of Dickens’ hesitations, corrections, annotations. On the other, he is very lucky he was his own editor and publisher - I doubt he’d find another who could translate the scrawl.

theparisreview:

Document: Manuscript Pages of Great Expectations

To celebrate the bicentennial of Dickens’ birth, Cambridge is publishing a full-color reproduction of the Great Expectations original manuscript. I talk about it a little bit over at The Paris Review Daily. People are always mourning the death of the handwritten letter, but rarely do they long for the days of writing manuscripts out freehand. I’m on the fence, I have to say. On one hand, it is pretty exciting to see all of Dickens’ hesitations, corrections, annotations. On the other, he is very lucky he was his own editor and publisher - I doubt he’d find another who could translate the scrawl.