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In Search of Female Authors

August 31, 2010


Recently, I discovered a new dating website called, which connects people purely based on their literary tastes. I began filling out my profile, going through my mental rolodex: Infinite Jest* by David Foster Wallace, Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. “Funny,” I thought, not for the first time. “I’m not listing any books written by women.” […]

Cottonwood, California

August 9, 2010


My friend V. and I made a pilgrimage to Wolfgang Rougle’s Twining Tree Farm in mid-July, the hottest day of the year. It’s about four hours north of the Bay Area, in a small town called Cottonwood, right where the blond pale grassland of the Sacramento Valley starts to give way to oak savannah. Wolfgang bought […]