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Visit Identity Theory at Lit Crawl San Francisco

Lit Crawl San Francisco Map

We’re throwing an Identity Theory reading-party at the San Francisco Lit Crawl on October 14th.

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An Off-Kilter Liveliness: 12 Questions with David Leavitt

David Leavitt

Leavitt’s latest novel is The Indian Clerk, a work of historical fiction about mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan that, according to The New Yorker, demonstrates “how the most meaningful relationships can defy both logic and imagination.”

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Chasing Cool with Noah Kerner

"Simply chasing cool is really a bad idea; inspired by cool is a great idea…Don’t do it because you research it, do it because you breathe it,"

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Hillary Carlip

Hillary Carlip covered in books

“Just like when I decided to start an all-girl, all ex-con band, or learn how to eat fire, it just felt like it was time to write my memoir.”

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Toni Schlesinger

toni schlesinger

“I love the continuous action of New York. The same way I love being in a dark theater space, a film, a casino, a newsroom. Nothing stops, nothing ends, nothing dies. I love the celebration of artificial life that is implicit in cities, all human-made.”

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Mia Fontaine

Mia Fontaine

When you’re struggling, it’s often hard to see past wherever you’re at; feeling happy or "normal" seems like such an impossibility, there’s no incentive to change.

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Craig Davidson

“I think I’d take a crack at Dr. Phil, if I ever got the chance.”

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Katy Lederer

“I think it is extremely interesting to think that, in some cases, vice might be, finally, more redemptive than virtue.”

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Jennifer Niven

Author Jennifer Niven

“As horrified as we are by disaster, I think we like to imagine what we would do in an avalanche on Mount Everest, a collapsed coal mine, a crashing plane, a sinking ship. Would we be heroic? Would we lose our nerve? Would the best or the worst in us surface? How would we react?”

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Susannah Breslin

Susannah Breslin

“You know how some people like "feel-good" movies? I like "feel-bad" movies. Same is true for books.”

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Elise Blackwell

Elise Blackwell

“One of the ideas I explore in Hunger, though, is that we don’t know who will turn out to be brave under extreme pressure. Timid and annoying people can act with grace, strength, and bravery, while people noted for their courage can prove themselves cowards.”

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Matthew Derby

Matthew Derby

“my work would never have been published anywhere ten years ago (although maybe that would have been a good thing), but it found a readership in a group of similarly disgruntled, displaced readers who wanted something else.”

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