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On the Bestselling Novelist Who Wrote ‘Blind’

He shut his eyes and pulled a wool stocking cap over them so he couldn’t see what he wrote

Like Bill Murray in “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou,” Kent Haruf worked in a stocking cap / Credit: Touchtone Pictures

The Pulitzer judges don’t give a prize for “The Most Bizarre Writing Ritual That Actually Worked for a Celebrated Author.”




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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.

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