Hot Authors

By posted at 10:58 am on April 14, 2011 2

“Author-hot” has historically been a pejorative phrase, or at best faint praise, but Canteen is looking to change that with its “Hot Authors” project, “reinterpreting and reappropriating fashion magazine glam” for the Moleskine set. The redesigned Canteen website also features an interview with yours truly – not, I’m sad to report, included in the “Hot Authors” package.

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2 Responses to “Hot Authors”

  1. Dakota F.
    at 3:52 pm on April 14, 2011

    Saw Tao Lin and knew this was fashion guised as something sincere.

  2. Sam
    at 6:34 pm on July 9, 2011

    Author hot totally doesn’t have to be pejorative, though. It can also refer to a specific type of hotness, like the blend of sexy librarian and hipster hot, etc.

    The Literary Man book blog breaks this down interestingly: Karen Russell’s on there, as well as Jhumpa Lahiri and a few others who are definitely author hot (in a good way). Here’s the list:

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