Category Archives: writerly lives

Dashing Dahl

Roald Dahl was a real-life James Bond style spy, new book reveals By Andrew Alderson, Telegraph.co.uk, August 7, 2010 Roald Dahl led an extraordinary life in America during the Second World War as a philandering James Bond-style spy with a … Continue reading

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Literary Drinking Games

Drink ‘Til He’s Witty: The Reader’s Drinking Game By Anna North, jezebel.com, August 3, 2010 A recent essay in the Times points out that “rules for drinking are not so different from rules for writing.” If that’s true, then clearly famous … Continue reading

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Rowling Magic

J.K. Rowling, author of the best-selling Harry Potter book series, delivers her Commencement Address, “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination,” at the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association. “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the … Continue reading

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