The Name Is Not the Thing — or Is It?

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The Name Is Not the Thing — or Is It?

I had a meeting last week with my publishing team at Picador, an imprint (at the end of a long string of imprints) of Macmillan, which resides in the iconic Flatiron Building on Fifth Avenue.

On the way up in the elevator, the doors opened read more

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I Was Going To Write About Hard Things

This weekend I attended my editor’s funeral. He was 27 years old.

I had planned to relaunch my occasional (but lately non-existent) email newsletter with a discussion of recent doings in my private and professional life, entitled “Two of the Hardest Things I Have Ever read more

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Pasta by Mama

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I’m in New York for ThrillerFest and was privileged to have dinner last night with one of my sources for Bomb Squad NYC.

We went to Gradisca, about an eight-minute walk from Bomb Squad headquarters. (Ten minutes from the fictional headquarters.) The owner comes from read more

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A Stop on the Blog Tour

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The talented and interesting writer Don Mitchell, whom I met years ago through the Nervous Breakdown literary website, has roped me into an informal author blog tour, connecting me to Carol Houlihan Flynn, who officially passed the ball to me.

As often happens, I soon read more

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Shared Pain and an Artist’s Tragedy

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The following post originally appeared on the Venture Galleries website.

The actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and I were neighbors in the way many New Yorkers are neighbors, which is to say: I never met him, never spoke a word to him. Our apartments were four read more

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