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    The Rooms Where 20 Famous Books Were Written

    I am here for this lithub article on The Rooms Where 20 Famous Books Were Written. Living like this description of Edith Wharton is my life goal: Edith Wharton famously did most of her writing in bed (longhand, in the mornings, with her dogs). In her bedroom at The Mount, she wrote the book that would make her famous, The House of Mirth, as well as Ethan Frome, dropping each finished page to the floor for her secretary to pick up, organize, and type.   Also, of all the rooms featured, I think the exiled Victor Hugo’s “Crystal Room” would be my first choice.

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    5 Women In Publishing Talk About Why Books About Race And Gender Are So Popular Now

    There’s a very interesting article at Buzzfeed where five women who work in publishing talk about identity in the business. They really get into the nuances of what what happens when writers from a marginalized group achieve mainstream success (or at least recognition): KB [Kathryn Belden]: To my mind, the more the industry opens up to acquiring books from a wider array of voices and experiences, and the more the market responds positively to reading these works, the better for everyone: for book sales, for the world of literature, for cultural understanding…Anecdotally, I have seen the very positive impact publishing books can have on individuals. While publishing can be a disappointing…

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    Writer Find Fridays

    There’s a lot of great writing out there and on Fridays I like to highlight writers who I like and I think you might like too. Today’s entry: Caity Weaver Where she writes: GQ Where you might know her from: Gawker Twitter Handle: @caityweaver It was a sad day when Gawker went under. I still sometimes find myself typing the URL without realizing it. Caity now writes for GQ where she continues to be hilarious. A Few highlights: She wrote a series called The Best Restaurant in New York Is with Rich Juzwiak. In the series they visited some of the most touristy restaurants in New York, the restaurant in the…