I wish I were a poet


New Yorker

“The Censor in Each of Us Posted” by Colm Tóibín

"The Censor in Each of Us" Posted by Colm Tóibín   This piece is drawn from the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture, given by Colm Tóibín, on May 5th, as part of the PEN World Voices Festival. It began,... Continue Reading →


ON TRANSLATING KAFKA’S “THE METAMORPHOSIS” This essay is adapted from the afterword to the author’s new translation of “The Metamorphosis,” by Franz Kafka.

New Yorker: Writers and rum

WRITERS AND RUM I’m just old enough to be able to have seen the tail end of that literary culture of really big drinkers—and a real culture it was, as Laing understands. It may be hard to believe that it... Continue Reading →

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