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Vanity Fair's Writers on Writers

by Graydon Carter, ed.
Penguin, October 2016   ISBN: 978-014311176-4
Price: $20.00

A collection of beloved authors on their favorite writers, including Martin Amis on Saul Bellow, Truman Capote on Willa Cather, and Salman Rushdie on Christopher Hitchens, as featured in Vanity Fair.

What did Truman Capote think of Willa Cather?  How did meeting e.e. cummings change a young Susan Cheever?  What does Martin Amis have to say about how Saul Bellow’s love life influenced his writing?  Vanity Fair has long published the most interesting writers and thinkers of our time.  Selected by Vanity Fair editors and collected here for the first time, Writers on Writers explores how writers influence each other and our culture, from James Patterson to F. Scott Fitzgerald.  It will include some essays that have never appeared in print and features an introduction by Graydon Carter.