First Lines of the 20 Under 40

Whatever else they've learned in MFA programs, the New Yorker's celebrated (sorta-) young writers learned the art of leading with their chins.

June 19th, 2010 · No Comments

There’s been much blog ado over The New Yorker‘s “Summer Fiction: 20 Under 40.” Check out the gnashing here, here and here (we promise to complain more in a later post). However the writers learned their craft, they learned to write first sentences well. In fact, we found the lead sentence…

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