Even The Rich Must Toil at The Keyboard

May 12th, 2004 · No Comments
by Booksquare

We know it takes a lot for a venerable publication such as The New Yorker to mention romance (though, given the amount of news about this genre this week, we don’t understand why). Either that or the author has to be married to Larry Ellison. Author Melanie Craft (Man Trouble) built upon her personal experiences in her latest book, yet remains clear-eyed about the genre. We would, however, like to take the article’s (send to us by a Booksquare tipster) author to task. Taking a pseudonym (part of Craft’s novel’s plot) is indeed common among romance authors. And mystery authors. And science fiction authors. And literary authors. And actors. And, we suspect, New Yorker columnists who dabble in less exalted sidelines. The comparison to porn stars and criminals is a bit condescending, n’est ce pas?

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