Sue Hodson

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Posted on Aug. 29, 2016
Title page of The Book of the Homeless, edited by Edith Wharton and published in 1916. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Few people know that Edith Wharton (1862–1937),…
Posted on Aug. 14, 2015
“ . . . I want to stay in the game a while longer, so I can piss a lot of people off. If I live to be eighty, I’ll really piss them off.” From “Paying for Horses: An Interview with Charles Bukowski…
Posted on Jan. 20, 2015
Al Martinez at his desk in 2012. (Photo by John Sullivan.) I was born July 21, 1929, the year of the market crash and the start of the Depression. But they weren’t my fault. —Al Martinez, quoted in “…
Posted on Dec. 8, 2014
The novelist Kent Haruf. One of the greatest rewards of my job as a literary manuscripts curator is meeting and becoming friends with the authors whose papers I collect, and one of the sweetest of…
Posted on Jun. 30, 2014
Before Hilary Mantel published the Man Booker Prize–winning Wolf Hall (2009) and Bring Up the Bodies (2012), she had written nine novels, including A Change of Climate (1994), An Experiment in Love…
Posted on Aug. 27, 2013
Mary Robertson points out features of one of The Huntington's treasures during a visit by Prince Charles in 1994. In the background is William Moffett, then director of the Library. Photo by Alex…
Posted on Mar. 12, 2013
Benediction, the new novel by Kent Haruf. “His finest-tuned tale yet.” The tale in question is Kent Haruf’s Benediction, just published by Knopf, and the phrase comes from one of a growing body of…