Ann Sterzinger

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Novelist, editor, affable misanthrope. I try to be affable, anyhow.


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The Graphomaniac

The Graphomaniac

March 05, 2015

I won’t bother lying. I ran across the absurdly prolific blogger and novelist

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The Straw Man Zone

The Straw Man Zone

February 26, 2015

If I could eradicate one sin from the world, I would free writers and

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Frank Fleming’s Superior Man

Frank Fleming’s Superior Man

February 19, 2015

The Internet is great for finding free couches, but the news cycle to which it

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More People, More Nonsense

More People, More Nonsense

February 05, 2015

It’s not often that a Salon writer produces a lit piece that doesn’t make

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Science Fiction for the Fourth Generation

Science Fiction for the Fourth Generation

January 29, 2015

Here’s a brilliant idea for an anthology: collect essays about the changing

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Momus, God of Scorn

Momus, God of Scorn

January 22, 2015

I’m not interested in winning, but in thinking. I’d rather be perplexed than

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Houellebecq and Cassandra

Houellebecq and Cassandra

January 15, 2015

So Michel Houellebecq quit promoting his new book. Instead he’s hiding out

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Good Advice, Bad Examples

Good Advice, Bad Examples

January 08, 2015

I can’t resist a writing style guide, especially one that promises to be

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2014’s Top Abominations in Books and Journalism

2014’s Top Abominations in Books and Journalism

January 01, 2015

You can blame the kids, the Internet, pus in the milk, IngSoc English

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Ceasefire

Ceasefire

December 25, 2014

The rigged game of publishing is no less rotten today than on any other, but

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A Kinder, Gentler Colonialism

A Kinder, Gentler Colonialism

December 18, 2014

I’m still not sure why half of the French press members who still have enough

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Anomie en Masse

Anomie en Masse

December 11, 2014

I love those sweet, fleeting moments of near-lucidity when the janitors at the

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Pay to Play

Pay to Play

December 04, 2014

Like most of the readers and writers I know, I’m still painfully agnostic

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Learning Not to Love

Learning Not to Love

November 26, 2014

Making fun of millennials is all kinds of fish-in-a-barrel fun. Their creepy,

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English Teacher X: Peace in the Middle East?

English Teacher X: Peace in the Middle East?

November 20, 2014

You’d think American workers could get some scraps off the table of

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Slapstick in the Indie Press

Slapstick in the Indie Press

November 13, 2014

For novelists who aren’t already famous, self-publishing looks better all the

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Derbyshire’s Epic

Derbyshire’s Epic

November 06, 2014

I can’t argue: it does look a little strange for one of a publication’s

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Halfway to Daring

Halfway to Daring

October 23, 2014

The great comic novelist Kingsley Amis was blamed for damaging the Angry Young

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Tao Lin: Who Needs Libel?

Tao Lin: Who Needs Libel?

October 16, 2014

If I could get up the stomach to investigate particularly pretentious authors

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Pardon Me, Gents: Of Quintus Curtius

Pardon Me, Gents: Of Quintus Curtius

October 09, 2014

It’s taken me a few weeks to work up the gall to write about the pseudonymous

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Philistines, Arise!

Philistines, Arise!

October 02, 2014

Have you heard that big, bad Amazon is destroying the book industry? To be more

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Alain Finkielkraut vs. the End of Civility

Alain Finkielkraut vs. the End of Civility

September 25, 2014

If I were in Paris this week, I’d be looking for a nice mosque to hide under.

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Please, No More Screaming Orgasms

Please, No More Screaming Orgasms

September 11, 2014

One shouldn’t let oneself get too excited by book reviews. There are many bad

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Dystopia Lives!

Dystopia Lives!

September 04, 2014

The old “men don’t read fiction” saw is making the rounds of the

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The Terror of a Would-Be Wanker

The Terror of a Would-Be Wanker

August 28, 2014

Only an adolescent, overgrown or otherwise, thinks that all his friends are

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Get Off My Lawn and Go Read a Book

Get Off My Lawn and Go Read a Book

August 21, 2014

Being neither rocket-scientist material nor chipper by temperament, I have

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