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Quiet Voice in a Noisy World: An Interview with Howard Axelrod

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 In a freak basketball accident during his junior year at Harvard, Howard Axelrod was left permanently blinded in his right eye. His new memoir, The Point of Vanishing (Beacon, 2015), tells the story of how that accident (and one doomed love story) led him to a two-year pilgrimage in the Vermont woods. Disconnected from the distractions of the modern world, Axelrod re-learned what it meant to see. We caught up with Howard to talk about his experience, how to write quietly in a noisy world, and what he has in common with the Unabomber.

October 7, 2015 | Alison Murphy


What an Author Looks Like: Brando Skyhorse

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Every month for a year, a member of the Grub community will recommend a book they’ve loved by an author of color or another underrepresented author. We hope that by doing this we can contribute in our own small way to broadening the definition of what an author looks like. To find out why, check out our post, What Does an Author Look Like

September 4, 2015 | Alison Murphy

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Readings for Writers: Pick of the Week 2/6/15

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Every few weeks, a member of the Grub community recommends a book they find helpful or inspirational from a craft perspective. This week, Grub staff member Alison Murphy recommends one of her favorite novels. 

February 6, 2015 | Alison Murphy

Craft Advice