Being Surprised Makes for Good Writing
"The best advice I’ve ever had as a writer was, hope that your research disproves your preconceptions. And push further so that you can get there."
Daniel Okrent is a veteran journalist and editor who has worked for a
wide variety of magazines and newspapers. From October, 2003 until May,
2005, following the Jayson Blair scandal, he served as the New York
Times's first public editor. He is also credited with inventing
Rotisserie League Baseball, and is one of two people who have been
inducted into the Fantasy Sports Hall of Fame. He is the author of four
books, including the 2004 Pulitzer Prize finalist "Great Fortune: The
Epic of Rockefeller Center" and "Nine Innings: The Anatomy of a Baseball
Game." His most recent book, "Last Call: The Rise and Fall of
Prohibition" was published by Scribner in May, 2010.