Monday, October 26, 2015

First pages: The Art of Reading


My next nonfiction work, The Art of Reading, will be out in Australia in 2016.

I'm currently editing the first page proofs. It's a finicky job, like patching up the wings of angels dancing on pins. At a certain point, often unnoticed, the manuscript becomes a book; the hypothetical succession of glyphs becomes something for a shelf.

And after all the toil, the labour still isn't done: the reader had to keep the angels tap-dancing.

I'm looking forward to the show.

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