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#32: writing and editing porn

This episode of Editing Writing consists of an interview and chat I had with Robert Rosen on April 10. He was in New York City and I was, as usual, in Ottawa, Canada. Robert is a writer and editor who has produced several books and whose work has appeared in many magazines and periodicals.

I was particularly interested though in his book about when he worked in the porn industry as an editor and writer in the 80s and 90s. It’s called Beaver Street, and when it came out in 2010 it was well reviewed in both popular magazines and academic journals.

It was a really fun (and funny) and informative talk—and stay tuned till the end, when he reveals how he came up with the title.