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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

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What An Author Looks Like: Adi Alsaid

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Adi Alsaid’s 2014 debut YA novel Let’s Get Lost takes road-trip fiction to great lengths—more than 4,000 miles! School Library Journal review said, Reminiscent of John Green’s Paper Towns, Alsaid’s debut is a gem among contemporary novels.” His wry and subversive Never Always Sometimes, released last month, introduces more quirky outsider characters and poses that famous “Harry Met Sally” question: “Can people who are attracted to one another be friends?”

September 11, 2015 | Lisa Paige

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Countdown to Muse 2015: Micro-Interview 12 (Sara DiVello)

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The Muse and the Marketplace kicks off on May 1st at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. In anticipation of the conference, we collected micro-interviews written by authors, agents and editors who will be attending the event. This is the twelfth in the series.


Micro-Interview with Sara DiVello, Author of Where in the OM Am I?


1. Is writer’s block real?

Yes. But it’s not a pox that is randomly visited on writers. It’s a mental block—which is actually a good thing, because it means you have the power to overcome it. The act of writing takes courage, clarity ...

April 30, 2015 | Info

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Countdown to Muse 2015: Micro-Interview 11 (Kim Savage)

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The Muse and the Marketplace kicks off on May 1st at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. In anticipation of the conference, we collected micro-interviews written by authors, agents and editors who will be attending the event. This is the eleventh in the series.


Micro-Interview with Kim Savage, Author of After the Woods

April 29, 2015 | Info

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Countdown to Muse 2015: Micro-Interview 10 (James Gapinski)

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The Muse and the Marketplace kicks off on May 1st at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. In anticipation of the conference, we collected micro-interviews written by authors, agents and editors who will be attending the event. This is the tenth in the series.


Micro-Interview with James Gapinski, Managing Editor of The Conium Review

April 28, 2015 | Info

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