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Bookish Gift Idea #27: Movies about fiction writers
Fiction writers in real life are not usually much fun to watch at work–we sit quietly in the corners of coffee shops or in cramped little offices, hunched over our computers or notebooks, quietly talking to ourselves or making faces as we block out our scenes. But in movies, fiction writers are glamorous, exciting, and even heroic. How about one of these movies for the writer in your life?
At the very least, he or she may get a laugh out of the way Hollywood portrays writing. Ah, if only…
If you’ve got other movies about fiction writers, share them in the comments! And check back here at the FWR blog every day until the end of the month for more bookish gift ideas.
Celeste Ng grew up in Shaker Heights, OH, and has an MFA from the University of Michigan. Nowadays she lives in Cambridge, MA, where you’ll often find her at
Darwin’s working on her current projects: her first novel and a collection of short stories. She also teaches fiction at Grub Street, a non-profit writing center in Boston, and blogs for the Huffington Post. Her stories and essays have appeared in various literary journals, including , One Story , Crazyhorse , Alaska Quarterly Review Apostrophecast, , TriQuarterly , and the Subtropics Kenyon Review Online, and she is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize. If you haven’t yet read them, Celeste highly recommends The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy; The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner; and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. Visit her author website at celesteng.com.
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