Vivian Lee

Vivian Lee

Editor | Little A

Vivian Lee is an editor at Little A, Amazon Publishing’s literary fiction and narrative nonfiction imprint. Her list includes Matthew Salesses’ The Hundred-Year Flood, Viet Dinh’s After Disasters (2017 PEN/Faulkner Finalist), Naima Coster’s Halsey Street, and Harold Schechter’s Hell’s Princess (a Washington Post bestseller). For Little A, she is interested in language and character-driven literary fiction dealing with relationships and identity. For nonfiction, she is looking for personal memoirs, investigative journalism, and anything in popular science. In both genres, she is interested in the intersection of race/class/gender/ethnicity /etc. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with a BA in literary journalism and from the New School University with an MFA in creative writing (nonfiction). Her writing can be found (or is forthcoming) at the Los Angeles Times, Eater, the RumpusWorld Policy Journal, Epicurious, Entropy, TASTE, New South Journal, and more.

You’ve Got the First Word and the Last Word: How to Make the Beginning and the End of Your Book Count

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There is power in an opening line (or an opening scene). It is the parting of a curtain, that first glimpse of the world that lies within a book. It can inform, deceive, entice, and so much more. But we shouldn’t dismiss the ending, either. That’s the drop of the curtain, and it doesn’t necessarily […]