From Augere to Author

April 17, 2014 | 1 book mentioned

“I’ve always loved that ‘author’ derives from the Latin augere, to increase.” At The Guardian, Eleanor Catton discusses her inspiration for The Luminaries, which involved two years of research. Here’s our review of the finished product.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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