March 13, 2006

What’s Inspiration?
Blog031306a.jpgT.S. Eliot wrote, ‘[Inspiration] must mean just this, that the speaker or writer is uttering something that he does not wholly understand—or which he may even misinterpret when the inspiration has departed from him.’” That’s how psychoanalyst Adam Phillips starts his essay on artistic inspiration for The Observer. (More about Phillips.)

Author Breaks with Greywolf—Publicly
At the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference in Austin yesterday, Kate Braverman had a reading of her Frantic Transmissions to and from Los Angeles, which Graywolf was publishing. Instead she lambasted the publisher, according to GalleyCat.

How a Prize Can Kill Self-Absorption
In a Guardian essay (“It Pains Me that I Can No Longer Feel Sorry for Myself”), Lionel Shriver reveals how winning the Orange Prize changed her life.

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