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Susie Wild is a poet, writer, journalist, critic, lecturer, festival organiser and editor based in Cardiff. Her debut poetry collection 'Better Houses' is out now through Parthian Books. 'The Art of Contraception' was her first book. It was long-listed for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2011 and won 'Fiction Book of the Year' in the Welsh Icons Awards 2010. Her Kindle novella 'Arrivals' was released globally through Parthian Books in May 2011. She edited the illustrated short story anthology 'Rarebit' for Parthian's 21st birthday, released December 2013. Illustrated by John Abell. She is Publishing Editor at one of Wales' Leading Indie Publishers, Parthian Books. @Soozerama

Monday, 19 September 2011

A quick study of literary productivity

"Fascinating piece in the New York Times about novelists' work rates. Pricked into writing by the recent appearance of The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides' first novel in nine years, Dwight Garner (for it is he) argues that authors really need to produce more than a book a decade if they don't want to risk that we will "have learned to live without them". This chimed with me: just this weekend, I finished All That I Am, the long-awaited second book from Anna Funder, who first came to our notice with Stasiland, published in 2003. I loved the book – really, truly loved it – but confess in the eight years between this book and that, I've wondered on occasion whether I'd ever read anything by her again."

More: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2011/sep/19/literary-productivity?CMP=twt_fd

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