Happy Birthday, Keith Gessen, born 9 January 1975
- One changes, as a writer, fairly quickly; what you wrote six months or a year ago might not sound right anymore.
- She had such control of tone, in her text messages, she was the Edith Wharton of text messaging.
- I judge writers on how they write queries. If you’re a good writer, you’re a good writer.
- He was getting to be a certain age, he thought. It was the age when his never-to-be-written masterpieces had begun to outweigh the masterpieces he was still going to write.
- And so in addition to lots of reading, the life of an editor involves constantly trying to get others to read as well.
Keith Gessen is a Russian-born American novelist and journalist. He is a co-editor of n+1, a thrice-yearly magazine of literature, politics, and culture based in New York City. He is the author of All the Sad Young Literary Men.