Betsy Lerner is the author of The Forest for the Trees, Food and Loathing and The Bridge Ladies. She received an MFA from Columbia University in Poetry and was the recipient of a Thomas Wolfe Poetry Prize and an Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize, and was one of PEN's Emerging Writers. She also received the Tony Godwin Publishing Prize for Editors Under 35. After working as an editor for fifteen years, she became an agent and is currently a partner with Dunow, Carlson and Lerner Literary Agency. She lives in Connecticut.
Conversation overheard on 49th and 10th: You can't kill yourself just because things don't go your way.
by @BetsyLerner - one month ago
Great honor to work with Temple Grandin: hero, friend, mentor, author. https://t.co/Ru2tI8kk6n
by @BetsyLerner - 2 months ago
Paperback jacket. Coming in May. Hitting the mother daughter angle hard. I finally have thin legs. #thebrideladies https://t.co/mZTI352D39
After a cocktail called "French Smile," I am feeling more kindly toward robots and humans.
by @BetsyLerner - 3 months ago
What's worse: talking to a robot or a human. I can't tell anymore.
The First Cut is the Deepest - 4 days ago
Gave a reading tonight in a small town in Massachusetts. When I pulled into the parking lot, there were three cars. Heart sank. Getting out of the car, I told myself that I’m a professional. Doesn’t matter if there are three or three hundred people; it’s a job. A Bridge Club of twelve women […]
If I Could Make Wishes Come True - 5 days ago
Would you sleep with Louis C.K.? Do the words “syndication” mean anything to? When I got to graduate school, I was told that my writing was okay if I wanted to be the next Fran Leibovitz. IT was said as a put down, but I honestly took it as a compliment. I think being […]
Sharing Horizons That Are New To Us - 6 days ago
Spent the day in the library, piles of books, my yellow pad, left the friggin’ phone in the car. It was heaven. What I love so much about library books are the cards tucked into the envelope glued in the back with the dates stamped in: a trail of readers. This physical manifestation of […]
I Made It Through the Rain - 8 days ago
Dear Readers of this blog: This is one to stand up and cheer. Not only did our every own SSS challenge herself to a year of dares, write about them with great wit, she accomplished the most difficult undertaking of all: she got the fucker published. Join me in wishing her a big congratulations. Better […]
And Good Old Boys Were Drinking Whiskey and Rye - 11 days ago
Question (thank you Mike): Platforms, credentials, social media presence, published articles and stories; is it at all possible for someone to come in cold, with nothing but a magnificent story and a so-so query letter and find a way out there in the world of letters? I mean, if a thunderbolt split the sky […]
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