As the year draws to an end, we asked a few of our favorite people in the book world—novelists, poets, booksellers, critics and translators—to share their most memorable reading experiences over the past twelve months, regardless of publication date. Other than reading itself, few things in the life of a reader are more exciting than hearing from others who share our passions.
"It was a lesson, like he was saying: remember, remember, remember. Don't let anything pass unnoticed. Get it down. You might need it later." —Andrés Hax
In celebration of the life and work of James Salter, and to mark this week's publication of Conversations with James Salter, Andrés Hax offers a remembrance.
We were thrilled to share a few minutes with Mary Norris, comma queen and longtime proofreader at The New Yorker, during her recent appearance at the Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge.
“I didn’t set out to be a comma queen. The first job I ever had, the summer I was fifteen, was checking feet at a public pool in Cleveland.” —Mary Norris, Between You and Me