Tag Archives: Jennifer Egan

How Should a Writers’ Festival Be? – a random sampling of SWF 2013

UNTANGLING THE WEB May 23, 11.30am–12.30pm (‘Social psychologist and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The Digital Human, Aleks Krotoski has spent a decade probing the effects of the web on our lives. She broadcasts and writes on our increasing dependence … Continue reading

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Soul Trading: how dirty words like entrepreneur are undergoing a digital-age makeover

Is it possible, in the second decade of the 21st century, to establish oneself as an author without also being an entrepreneur? NB: I use the word author rather than writer, the Latin root of the former meaning originator and … Continue reading

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What’s Not to Like? – musings upon musings on Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad

When I saw a copy of Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad in one of the last surviving used bookstores I can visit on foot, all I remembered were references to its doubling as short story showcase and … Continue reading

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