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Kenneth Rogoff
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    Michael Wolff, "Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Be President"

    The New York Magazine - 8 Jan 2018

    This is an excerpt from “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff. This book, due to be published on January 9, is certain to be a major hit. Wolff, conducted conversations and interviews over a period of 18 months with the president, most members of his senior staff, and many people to whom they in turn spoke. Trump is furious about it… (more than 15 min.)

    Published in Weekly selection 5 January 2018

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    Kazuo Ishiguro, "How I wrote The Remains of the Day in four weeks"

    The Guardian - 6 Dec 2014

    This article is three years old, but it couldn’t be more timely! Kazuo Ishiguro just won the Nobel prize in literature. “The Remains of The Day” is the book that made him famous. In this rather short article (reads in 5-6 min.), he explains how he wrote it in four weeks and what his main sources of inspiration were. A source of hope for all aspiring writers!

    Published in Weekly selection 6 October 2017

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    John Lanchester, "How should we read investor letters?"

    The New Yorker - 5 Sep 2016

    The financier turned novelist considers the correspondence between CEOs and shareholders as a literary genre. In this longish piece (reads in 12-15 min) that contains some hilarious letters, he reviews an interesting new book: “Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism” (HarperBusiness). 

    Published in Weekly selection 2 September 2016

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