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Monday, November 7, 2016

Writers on Donald Trump

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8, 2017, is Election Day in the United States.  I think everyone would agree that this has been a campaign like no other.  Before my American readers go to the polls to vote, I thought I’d share a couple of news items.

Back in May, more than 450 writers signed an open letter unequivocally opposing Trump’s candidacy.  (For a copy of this letter, go to

Last week, Literary Hub collated comments from 20 writers from sources ranging from Twitter to the New York Times.  My three favourite quotes: 

Salman Rushdie:  Trump will go on trial in November accused of racketeering, and again in December accused of child rape.  (I wasn’t aware of the latter case but it’s true – Trump must appear before a judge on December 16.)

Ben Lerner:  It’s like when you see a toddler holding something in their hands that they aren’t supposed to be holding and, when you ask them about it, they claim they aren’t holding anything, because they don’t have a very developed strategy for simulation.

John Irving:  I am seriously worried about the number of people who are as angry, as ignorant, as misinformed or shallowly informed as he is.

Read the entire article at  Literary Hub is a great!