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How To Write Like Tolstoy


How To Write Like Tolstoy By Richard Cohen "How did Ernest Hemingway learn to take advice from Gertrude Stein?...How did Dickens change the end of Great Expectations, and why? "

Richard Cohen is the critically acclaimed author of Chasing the Sun and By the Sword .  His latest book How To Write Like Tolstoy explores how novelists do what they do.  Cohen has also edited books by some of the world’s most influential figures including Madeleine Albright, Kingsley Amis, Vanessa Redgrave, Jeffrey Archer, Sebastian Faulks, John le Carré, Studs Terkel, and John Keegan.  Informed by a career in publishing and a lifetime of reading, How To Write Like Tolstoy takes readers on a journey into the minds, techniques, concerns, tricks, flaws (and occasionally obsessions) of our greatest authors.

Please join us for a Made at NYPL author talk featuring Richard Cohen discussing his experiences delving into the minds of literary greats.  An audience Q&A and book-signing will follow the talk.

Author Richard Cohen Richard Cohen is a writer-in-residence in The New York Public Library's Frederick Lewis Allen Room and author of Chasing the SunBy the Sword and How To Write Like Tolstoy .  Works that he has edited have gone on to win the Pulitzer, Booker, and Whitbread/Costa prizes, and more than twenty have been #1 bestsellers.  Cohen has written for various publications, including the New York Times, the Guardian and has appeared on BBC radio and television.   In addition to his successful publishing career, Cohen is a five time U.K. national saber champion and was selected for the British Olympic fencing team in 1972, 1976, 1980, and 1984.  He is currently at work on a history of historians. 


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