Two literary legends pass away

From Nathan Bransford:

The publishing world lost two luminaries this week. Cormac McCarthy, author of All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men, and The Road passed away at age 89. Lincoln Michel looks back at McCarthy’s mesmerizing, precise style.

And one of the most legendary editors of all time, Robert Gottlieb, who worked with the likes of Toni Morrison, John le Carré, Ray Bradbury, and Robert Caro, in addition to editing The New Yorker for a time, and lent Catch-22 its title, passed away at 92. Current New Yorker editor David Remnick examines his legacy.

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Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert announced on Twitter that she has preemptively paused publication of her forthcoming novel The Snow Forest, set in the Soviet Union (note: not even modern Russia), due to “an enormous massive outpouring of reactions and responses from my Ukrainian readers.” No Nathan do not say what you are really thinking about this don’t do it have we reached the cancellation for publicity era I’m just asking questions here oh dear you said it.

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