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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

May.28.2013 - 9:37 am
In response to: BREAKING UP WITH THE PAST
Congratulations! The labor of writing a novel, you capture it here. Thank you!
May.11.2013 - 9:27 pm
In response to: A beautiful reading
Thank you, Jane! Yes, Kate--and as I watched her and she turned beautiful in my eyes, I saw this was how to age--turn...
Jan.21.2013 - 10:29 pm
In response to: Resilience-The Glass Sponge
I love the title!
Jan.20.2013 - 10:28 pm
In response to: Finding Your Voices
Here's George Saunders on Voice:   On finding voices for his characters "I do this thing that I call third-person...
Jul.21.2011 - 8:54 am
In response to: Why Reread?
Kenneth, I'm sorry to hear about the roadblocks to Carraway. What a great idea, and I'm sure you would have had Gatsby...

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...