Poets & Writers

The Time Is Now

Suggested Reading: The Destiny Thief: Essays on Writing, Writers and Life (Vintage, June) by Richard Russo

Published in hardcover by Knopf last May, the bestselling novelist’s essay collection, now in a paperback edition, contains insights into Russo’s life as a writer, teacher, and reader. While the nine pieces that make up the collection hold the same warmth, generosity, compassion, and and and the memoir , it is Russo’s insightful record of the writing life, with all the usual markers of rejection, failure, revision, and hard work, as well as his sober take on the business of publishing that are the real draw for writers.

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