Please upgrade your browser to make full use of twiends.   chrome   firefox   ie   safari  
Create your own wall, sign in free!
Maud Newton
bookswriting 175,969 followers
"She thinks of her fiction as something abandoned long ago, buried in a cellar." James Wood on Elizabeth Harrower: newyorker.com/magazine/2014/…
The Mormon Church is creating a family tree of the entire human race. on.tnr.com/1Ddx7D0
Retweeted by Maud Newton
Real pleasure of mansplaining the history of mansplaining to a male friend. "Actually, Rebecca Solnit was at a party..."
Retweeted by Maud Newton
Sick of @CDCgov blaming nurses for nonexistent Ebola protocols. Set some. Identify & track every health worker at risk.
Thrilled to see my friend @EmilyMandel's Station Eleven on the @nationalbook shortlist, alongside so many other great books.
Next installment of @amandastern's Happy Ending: @lenadunham, @Andrew_Solomon, live on-stage therapy m.bpt.me/event/901880
Okay, deadlines! See you November 16. And probably a couple times before then cuz that's a long time to keep my mouth shut. Er, hands tied.
.@svenbirkerts and I disagree on so very very many things, but I love his "The Other Walk," his taste in poetry, and his Twitter feed.
If after I read a poem the world looks like that poem for 24 hours or so I'm sure it's a good one—and the same goes for paintings. Bishop
Retweeted by Maud Newton
I love Telegraph letters page - who knew it was also brilliant back in 1913? pic.twitter.com/gB1f9QR2fr
Retweeted by Maud Newton
If you're interested in fandoms, as participant or critic, @elizabethminkel is writing from the inside: newstatesman.com/elizabeth-mink… Book, pls.
He also says "[her prose] seems (dare I say it?) to have been borrowed from the pages of a woman’s magazine.” washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-sex…
Jonathan Yardley criticizes @KarenAbbott's Liar, Temptress, Soldier Spy for inadequate sourcing; she has 60 pages, bio he wrote has... none.
If no one is attacking your work, you're not doing it right.
Retweeted by Maud Newton
"At the age of 20, I stopped reading men and read only women for almost three years."-- @alexanderchee mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/boo…
My first big review for the NYTBR @nytimesbooks, appearing in Sunday's issue on 'The News Sorority,' by Sheila Weller nyti.ms/1suuIAK
Retweeted by Maud Newton
.@RupertThomson1 will discuss his latest novel, Secrecy--as wonderfully and eerily dreamlike as any--with me on Monday, 10/20, at @BookCourt
.@RupertThomson1, one of my favorite writers, admires the puzzles and laments of Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano: theguardian.com/books/2014/oct…
Great list of contributors to @FreemanReads/@orbooks' Tale of Two Cities anthology, which benefits @HousingWorksBks. pic.twitter.com/MlcKKLZFwE
ideas & intimacies: occasional letters tinyletter.com/maudnewton please, come and go as you please.
Biss talks with @andevers Monday night at @CommunityBkstr. Wish I could go; instead I'm gonna call to ask if they can reserve a signed copy.
Gorgeous @parul_sehgal reivew of Eula Biss' On Immunity, an examination of vaccination skepticism by a former skeptic nytimes.com/2014/10/05/boo…
Y'all, it was recently suggested to me that there "aren't many" Asian-Am women writers. I'd like to compile a list--send me suggestions?
Retweeted by Maud Newton
“Some say Ebola is the Milosevic of West Nile virus. Others say Ebola is the Ku Klux Klan of paper cuts.”—@tejucole nyr.kr/1uyuA3L
Retweeted by Maud Newton
Yes, Dickens's excesses can be hard to take - but no other writer touches my heart or fancy quite the way he does. openlettersmonthly.com/novelreadings/…
Retweeted by Maud Newton
is anyone else here a PK, please share your greatest Pastor Dad or Pastor Mom moments
Retweeted by Maud Newton
Our friend Matt Power died earlier this year on assignment. We’re helping raise $ to fund young writers in his honor. long.fm/1rXEHww
Retweeted by Maud Newton
Joan Didion's reckonings with family, recent and remote tmblr.co/ZyXSzn1SgJ64U
A small Didion-doc Dunne made in 2011: thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/… (posted back then by @lucas_wittmann)
Joan Didion's nephew, Griffin Dunne, is working on a documentary about her: "We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live." (See @didiondoc.)
"She wasn't a shrinking violet. She wasn't a violet at all, more like... a thistle." -- my mom, on her mom, my (beloved) Texan granny
Oh no, I've finished @lenadunham's book! What will I do with myself now?? Listen to her on Fresh Air, I guess. npr.org/2014/10/04/353…
Having a very "do the small things that are keeping you from doing the great things" kind of morning. Highly recommended.
Retweeted by Maud Newton
If I read the word "gadfly" again I think my eyes will fall out.
Retweeted by Maud Newton
I'm excited to be a speaker at my cousin @ajjacobs' Global Family Reunion next June 6. Hope you can make it! tmblr.co/ZyXSzn1SbDeqh
"I would have to be looking for a way to wear down their No into a Fine, I Won’t Stop You." What counts? by @mallelis the-toast.net/2014/10/06/dec…
The breathtaking family history books of @alexanderchee: tmblr.co/ZyXSzn1SWAvc4
@Maureen_Gibbon "Because sometimes words are like touch with the pleasure they bring." pic.twitter.com/quYqYeREaE
Retweeted by Maud Newton
do people walk all over you? does liquid flow within you? do you have high arches? you may be an aqueduct. click here to learn more
Retweeted by Maud Newton
This disturbing André Carrilho illustration on Ebola, and how the world sees it, is both powerful and accurate. pic.twitter.com/5XHKQI1uhe
Retweeted by Maud Newton
.@EmilyMandel Safe travels, and congratulations on Station Eleven's debut at 20 on the @nytimesbooks list (news you so humbly buried here)!
.@emmagarman on Mary Shelley, Claire Clairmont, Byron, & the writerly competitiveness of the Godwins-Wollstonecrafts tmblr.co/Zm2kZy1SRZKbY
Reading a little of @lenadunham's book every night. Don't want it to be over.
"I never liked Shel Silverstein’s spare, twee little book" -- @AnnaHolmes on The Giving Tree mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/05/boo…
I just bought so many books. I'll never be lonely again.
Retweeted by Maud Newton
Thing despite 15 years in NYC I've never seen until now: man on apparent jog through Hell's Kitchen with enormous golf umbrella
“Her prose is beautiful, her imagination appalls me” -- Marilynne Robinson on Flannery O'Connor, in Wyatt Mason's @NYTmag profile
Marilynne Robinson, dropping science like Galileo dropped the orange: nyti.ms/1nJEJKn
Retweeted by Maud Newton