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Dwight Garner • Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Dwight Garner

For many years, Garner was an editor for the New York Times Book Review. His essays and criticism have also appeared in The New Republic, Harper’s, Slate and elsewhere. He is a founding editor of Salon.

While still a student at Middlebury College, Garner wrote book criticism for The Village Voice, music and theater criticism and was a stringer for the New York Times. He also is the author of Read Me: A Century of Classic American Book Advertisements. He began keeping his commonplace book while still in high school. “Into it I’ve poured verbal delicacies, ‘the blast of a trumpet,’ as [Ralph Waldo] Emerson put it, and bits of scavenged wisdom from my life as a reader. Yea, for I am an underliner, a destroyer of books, and maybe you are, too.’

Guest Host | Doug Stanton

Doug Stanton is a #1 New York Times-bestselling author and cofounder of the National Writers Series.

Stanton is the author of In Harm’s Way and Horse Soldiers. His writing has appeared in Esquire, The New York Times, TIME, the Washington Post, and other national publications where he has been a contributing editor. Stanton attended Interlochen Arts Academy, Hampshire College, and received an MFA from the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. He lives in Michigan with his wife, Anne Stanton, executive director of the National Writers Series, and their children.

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