Tag: The New Yorker

Kristen Roupenian Is Not Cat Person

As an apt follow-up to both my previous post about a writing career’s sure path to poverty, as well an earlier post about how an unknown writer’s first short story in the New Yorker led to a seven-figure deal with an S&S imprint, comes “What It Felt Like When ‘Cat Person’ Went Viral,” by Kristen…

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The Ice Wagon’s Wheels Come Off: Mavis Gallant and Sadia Shepard in The New Yorker

Yesterday I learned that an short story featured in the January 8, 2018 issue of The New Yorker??Foreign-Returned? by Sadia Shepard?bore a more than casual resemblance to the late Mavis Gallant?s story, ?The Ice Wagon Going Down the Street.? (Gallant?s story was also originally published in a 1963 issue of The New Yorker.) Francine Prose,…

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