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Remembering Rosset and Sexy Hoaxes

May 16, 2012 | by

  • In the Evergreen Review he founded, a moving tribute to Barney Rosset.
  • The best-read cities in America.
  • Cooking Cather.
  • Mike McGrady, perpetrator of sexy sixties literary hoaxes, has died. To quote the Los Angeles Times,“Inspired by popular best-sellers by the likes of Jacqueline Susann, McGrady challenged his newsroom buddies to write their own terrible, trashy, sex-filled best seller. McGrady and 24 other writers each took a chapter; in every badly written one, Penelope Ashe engaged in fantastical sexual exploits.” The rest is (sort of) history.
  • Odd couples, indeed: famous literary roommates!
  • Swamplandia! author Karen Russell wins the NYPL’s Young Lions Fiction Award.
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