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S5E4 – Benjamin Dreyer, DREYER’S ENGLISH

Vice president, executive managing editor, and copy chief of Penguin Random House Benjamin Dreyer talks about his new writing style guide _Dreyer’s English_, how and when to break certain writing “rules,” whether “proper” english is classist, how words become part of the language, and how the publishing industry has changed over the last 25 years. Benjamin also explains why “grey” and “gray” are two different colors.

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S3E11 – Claire Fuller, SWIMMING LESSONS

Synopsis: Claire Fuller discusses her new novel, Swimming Lessons, and the dysfunctional family dynamics within. She also talks about the societal pressures of child-rearing, sisterly relationships, how her writing group helped shape her novel, her love of the editing process, and what it was like to write her first novel after turning 40. This episode…