The Hidden Machinery: Essays on Writing
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About the Author
Margot Livesey is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Flight of Gemma Hardy, The House on Fortune Street, Banishing Verona, Eva Moves the Furniture, The Missing World, Criminals, and Homework. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Vogue, and the Atlantic, and she is the recipient of grants from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. The House on Fortune Street won the 2009 L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award. Born in Scotland, Livesey currently lives in the Boston area and is a professor of fiction at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
Novice novelists, accomplished authors, and rabid readers can all learn something from Livesey's intense yet intimate exploration of the art and craft of creating and appreciating the written word.--Booklist
Livesey writes with wisdom and insight about the craft of writing . . . Relying on famous authors makes a compelling strategy.--Publishers Weekly