Is the writer’s appeal less about the power and complexity of his prose, and more about the view of him as a perennial underdog?
Richard Avedon, Truman Capote and the Brutality of Photography
In a 1959 essay, Capote noted how Avedon seemed to capture ‘every hard-earned crow’s foot’ in his subjects – perhaps not realising that he would one day be photographed …
Prelude to a Writer’s Death
Is it okay to mourn before someone’s death? What if that someone is a stranger? But can writers ever be a stranger to a reader?
No Glory, No Story
'Today, I sit back and watch the world / As it falls deeper into an abyss / And takes me down with it.'
Would We Write Less if We Felt Less Lonely?
If more people are turning to writing to alleviate their loneliness, then we're looking at some serious repercussions.
There’s Been a Coup in the House of Literature
Can a video really compare to the depth of the written word?
For TV and movie writers, balancing unimaginative network executives with the urge to create good stories is a hard task.