Angela von der Lippe: «Writing Books for Readers Beyond Academe – An Editor’s Perspective»

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«Harvard University - Faculty Development & Diversity.

»In the world of writing and publishing, "academic" is too often shorthand for -- as one editor puts it -- "lifeless prose, cumbersome to read, filled with unnecessary complication, often disdainful and stridently obscure in style and tone."

»This session is intended for faculty members who aspire to write for the general educated reader, and those seeking advice on how to engage trade publishers and agents. Come converse with industry professionals and learn from the experience of members of the Harvard faculty who have succeeded as trade book authors.

»Angela von der Lippe

»Angela von der Lippe is a Vice President and senior editor at W.W. Norton where she edits an occasional literary novel and book of poems, but principally edits non-fiction, often on science and behavior. Her authors over the years have included Jerome Bruner, Carol Gilligan, Jerry Kagan, Alan Lightman, Elisabeth Young Bruehl, Brian Greene, Eric Kandel, Niel de Grasse Tyson, Peter Galison, Sam Harris, and Terry Deacon, and at this very moment she's working with Elaine Scarry and Frans de Waal. She has a doctorate in German literature from Brown University, has published a novel THE TRUTH ABOUT LOU based on the life of Lou Salome, muse to Nietzsche, Rilke and Freud, and is the editor and translator of You Alone Are Real to Me: Remembering Rainer Maria Rilke by Lou Andreas-Salomé. She is currently working on a fictional parable drawing on the life of Darwin. She lives in New York City.»