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Luncheon and Reading

Sep.05.2013

Towne Center Books, Judy Wheeler, knows how to treat books--you have a wonderful lunch and talk about the book. Fabulous! Please join me and Judy.

Nina's Latest Blogs

Jan.07.2014 - 5:46 pm
This is my favorite class to teach.  You know those favorite sentences? The ones you wish you wrote? In this class, we'll learn how to craft sentences that flow, jar, create...
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Jan.03.2014 - 10:59 am
I'm putting together a great class: "Creating Dynamic, Vivid Characters." There's still room! January 4, Saturday, 10:00 am-4:00 Book Passage Corte Madera Character is in the...
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Dec.23.2013 - 8:28 pm
What a wonderful thing to open the newspaper and find The Translator listed in the San Francisco Chronicle's "100 Recommended Books of 2013." http://www.sfgate.com/books/article/...
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Nov.24.2013 - 9:28 pm
Paul Harding, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Tinkers, gives the following sound advice to writers: "Write as precisely and as lucidly and as richly as you can about...
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Comments from Nina

Oct.16.2013 - 8:38 am
In response to: Publicity and Your Book: Notes from Wordstock
An update: So far, I've sent emails to seven bloggers. Three bloggers write about Japan, two about translation and two...
Oct.10.2013 - 2:15 pm
In response to: Publicity and Your Book: Notes from Wordstock
A glimmer of hope if you are not reviewed by The New York Times: our two experts say such a review does not guarantee...
Jun.14.2013 - 10:35 am
In response to: What Makes a Great Book Excerpt?
Great advice! Thank you.
May.28.2013 - 8:46 pm
In response to: Today is...A DAY
Congratulations! The web site looks great!
May.28.2013 - 8:46 pm
In response to: Today is...A DAY
Congratulations! The web site looks great!

Published Reviews

The Translator
Jul.21.2013
Published by San Francisco Chronicle
'The Translator,' by Nina Schuyler Sylvia Brownrigg The Translator, by Nina Schuyler (Pegasus; 352 pages; $25) The most affecting transformations in a novel are surely of...