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In an impromptu press conference today at the headquarters of Gallimard, the most prestigious publishing house in 20th Century French literature, housed in a tiny enclave of left bank Paris, the author quoted numerous American contemporaries he esteems—chief among them Philip Roth. "American literature is atypical – unlike French literature it gives rise to all sorts of states, styles and authors who are distinct."I'm glad. I thought Engdhal's comments were impetuous and full of hot air.
The idea behind the write-a-thon will be similar to bowl-a-thons, or walk-a-thons, or, well you get the picture - other a-thons that you've probably supported or participated in during your lifetime, only with writing being the catalyst to the raising of funds. For one day, people will volunteer to write to help raise money, and they will ask people to fill out a donation sheet to support their efforts.
[Saturday, November 15, 2008] will be the date that those helping out Dzanc Books by raising money will be writing. Again I'm asking that you writers out there please consider being one of those that help us raise money that day. If you are interested, please email us at email@example.com.