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Meredith Miller

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I grew up in the suburbs of Long Island, in New York. I've lived all over America but these days I live and teach in Wales. I'm a published academic now writing fiction (and still a lot of critical stuff). I like to write novels featuring hard-boiled women. I also love language, sometimes to distraction.

I made this profile as an author, but I really enjoy being a reader here. I am happy to answer questions about my books, but also just to chat about whatever people are reading. I love nineteenth-century novels, geeky non-fiction and contemporary genre stuff, when it's well written.
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Happy World Book Day, folks!

I did this little film about why I think books matter with the lovely people at work.
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"Awww yes, Soames reading self-help books, buying balloons, and telling off the shareholders. You tell 'em Soames. Fleur continues to be Fleur.

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I was really interested in the way this volume mediated the anxieties around birth control and labour (Labour) that were so prevalent in Britain in the 1920s. Otherwise the satire was shallower than in the earlier Forsyte books, I thought.
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I listened to this, rather than reading so I somehow feel less qualified to comment. I liked the prose style, very direct and unornamented, and enjoyed noticing that O'Farrell uses distinctly different styles in different novels. There's also a cool ...more
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“She looks like there are no words inside her at all, like language has taken a vacation from her life and left her alone.”
Meredith Miller, Little Wrecks

“The thing is, it didn't fit together. It was the mess that made us.”
Meredith Miller, How We Learned to Lie

“It's just sometimes I think if more girls showed people how things are, people might notice, you know?”
Meredith Miller, Little Wrecks

“She looks like there are no words inside her at all, like language has taken a vacation from her life and left her alone.”
Meredith Miller, Little Wrecks

“Some of the proudest moments in the history of this country are grounded in the principle that members of dominant groups have a critical role to play in the struggle for equality.”
Jackson Katz, The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help

“Someone peeled back the surface of our town, and the whole country saw what was underneath. By Easter 1980 we were creepier than Amityville.”
Meredith Miller, How We Learned to Lie

“The thing is, it didn't fit together. It was the mess that made us.”
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“I believe that children in this country need a more robust literary diet than they are getting…. I will never talk down to, or draw down to, children.”
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