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

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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.

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. 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.

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.

Featuring Conversations with . . . Lena Dunham John IrvingElizabeth Gilbert Ira Glass Junot Díaz J. K. RowlingIan McEwanJared Diamond Alain de Botton Katherine Boo Sheryl Sandberg Isabel Allende Anna Quindlen Jonathan Franzen Dan Brown James McBrideJhumpa Lahiri Christopher BuckleyMalcolm Gladwell Donna Tartt Ann Patchett Neil deGrasse TysonChang-Rae LeeGary Shteyngart

. . . among others

Number of Pages: 314
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Books + Reading
Format: Paperback
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Language: English
Street Date: November 3, 2015
TCIN: 23937176
UPC: 9781250074690
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-7769
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