Fighting Words

May 11, 2011 | 1 book mentioned

Mark McGurl author of the book that got everyone talking about MFA programs, The Program Era, mounts a spirited defense against Elif Batuman’s much discussed review of the book. Among his ripostes: “One can be all for the deflation of liberal pieties without being a gleeful ignoramus about it, as though literary journalism needs its own Ann Coulter.” Zing!

created The Millions and is its publisher. He and his family live in New Jersey.

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