writers: let us improve upon our caricatures

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

"Author tours should not be confused with the rock-and-roll variety. Where bands face a baying throng in a cavernous stadium, writers drone through random chunks of their work at the rear of provincial bookstores, signing copies in the faint hope that the newly enhanced volumes will not appear on eBay before breakfast."

Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, reviewing "The End of the Tour"


Jennifer R. Hubbard said...

Tours? eBay? I hope he realizes that even the rung he's describing there is pretty high up on the author ladder. ;-)

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