On the Shelf
Remembering Rosset and Sexy Hoaxes
May 16, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
In the Evergreen Review he founded, a moving tribute to Barney Rosset.
The best-read cities in America.
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.