Harbach, Chad, ed. MFA vs NYC: The Two Cultures of American Fiction. New York: n+1/Faber and Faber, 2014.
This book is already somewhat dated (e.g., in the list of authors Harbach mentions in the title essay and also the rather un-diverse list of contributors), but I decided to buy it and read it anyway because, as someone doing an MFA in NYC, it still has some relevance to my situation (including Harbach’s assertion that MFA programs in the city are more oriented toward the New York writing scene rather than the broader MFA scene).
Winston, Jen. Greedy: Notes from a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much. New York: Atria, 2021.
A friend of mine posted lauditorily about this book on Facebook, and I decided to buy it right away. I bought it at the Strand, which had some signed copies. The inscription reads “If you’re holding this book you’re bisexual now!!! (I don’t make the rules <3) xoxo Jen Winston.” How delightful!