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A list: books about writers/writing

book and yellow cat

I’ve always been a list maker and love lists – especially of books. It’s one of the best things about amazon (which has some negative aspects – a subject for a different blog entry) and sites like Goodreads. No matter how eclectic your subject, you can find reading lists put together by other people – some of them smart, some quirky, some plain crazy.

Today I’m going to list some interesting books I’ve read and enjoyed about writers, writing or books. I know the list is all over the place. I’d love to hear suggestions of your own in the comments. Here are twelve.

Death In Venice
Enderby’s End
Fear of Flying
The Golden Notebook
Angle of Repose
A Widow For One Year
The Sportswriter
The Shadow of the Wind
Fahrenheit 451
The Kite Runner
That Old Cape Magic


Please spread the word – new poetry contest – the Michael Macklin Book Prize 2013

Michael Macklin pensive
Maine Poetry Central, the Portland Poet Laureate Program and Moon Pie Press are seeking submissions for this contest, which honors the late Portland poet Michael Macklin, who died last May. The contest is open to all New England poets 40 and older who have never had a full-length book of poetry published. (Chapbooks and other genres don’t count for this contest.) The winning book will be published in fall 2013. The winner will receive a number of copies of the book, a cash prize to be determined, and will have some readings arranged. Deadline for submitting is June 1, 2013.
Reading fee is $20.00 payble to Moon Pie Press.
Send manuscripts 50-80 pages long (no shorter or longer) with cover letter to:

Moon Pie Press
16 Walton Street
Westbrook, ME 04092

Please send an email by March 15 if you plan to enter the contest to:

Please pass this on to anyone you think might be qualifed and interested in entering. Thanks !