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Darin Strauss

  Darin Strauss is the best-selling author of the novels Chang & Eng, The Real McCoy, More Than It Hurts You, and most recently the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning memoir Half a Life.  He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship. Strauss has been translated into fourteen languages and published in nineteen countries. He teaches at New York University.

On Lifting

  Brad Leithauser talks about there being, out on the shelves of the world, a “book of your life.” This strikes me as a reworking of the way Melville thought about writing: that there exist certain books in whose “rainbow”…