A Year in Reading

By Parul Sehgal, The Millions, Dec. 17, 2013 The plan was to have an orderly Year in Reading. To finally fill the gaps, dammit, to scale The Magic Mountain and read Hollinghurst properly instead of flipping around for the filthy bits. To read sitting up for a change — like a human adult — rather than burrowingContinue reading “A Year in Reading”

Harlem Revisited: PW Talks with Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

By Parul Sehgal, Publishers Weekly, Dec 06, 2010 In Harlem is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America, Texas transplant and journalist Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts tracks the storied neighborhood in history, literature, and daily life. What was it like living in a place and writing about it at the same time? It was a real conundrum. I’dContinue reading “Harlem Revisited: PW Talks with Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts”