Alec Nevala-Lee

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Even after I received the Pulitzer Prize, my father reminded me that writing stories was not something to count on, and that I must always be prepared to earn my living in some other way. I listen to him, and at the same time I have learned not to listen, to wander to the edge of the precipice and to leap. And so, though a writer’s job is to look and listen, in order to become a writer I had to be deaf and blind.

Jhumpa Lahiri, in the New Yorker

Written by nevalalee

June 15, 2011 at 7:14 am

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