Keith Dixon’s newest book, a memoir with more than forty recipes, follows a rich history of novelists like Orwell, Zola and Hemingway—whose interests (some might say obsessions) with food, drink and eating spilled over into their writing.

Chime in below with some examples of your favorite food writing by novelists, and we’ll automatically enter you in a drawing for three free copies of Cooking for Gracie.


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KEITH DIXON is the author of two novels, Ghostfires and The Art of Losing. In May 2011, Crown will publish his memoir-cookbook Cooking for Gracie, based on food-writing first published in The New York Times. He lives in New York City with his wife, Jessica, and his daughters Grace and Margot, and spends much of his free time wishing he had more free time.

You can learn more about Keith's books, and read excerpts of his writing, at readkeithdixon.com.

9 responses to “Cooking for Gracie Giveaway”

  1. Nancey says:

    I will always and forever love Laurie Colwin, she was taken too quickly from this world. I also love Never Eat Your Heart Out by Judith Moore.

  2. A.J. Camarena says:

    Any book from the Betsy-Tacy series makes me desperately crave fudge just as reading Jhumpa Lahiri is impossible without eating Indian food immediately after.

  3. Kelly Driscoll says:

    I absolutely love Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life.

  4. Heather O'Donnell says:

    I’m not sure if she counts, but I love Ruth Reichl’s memoirs. And I second the Animal, Vegetable, Miracle recommendation. That’s one of my favorites as well.

  5. m.a. coppolino says:

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory….Richard Dahl. Hey, candy is food too!

  6. Marty B says:

    “At the Restaurant” by Stephen Dunn. Bit of an appetite suppressant actually. . .

  7. Don Mitchell says:

    Jim Harrison is a hell of a fiction writer, and a hell of a food and drink writer, too. For the longest time I thought there were two Harrisons writing, but no. Same guy.

  8. Keith Dixon says:

    All right, we have our three winners! The names drawn out of a hat are…

    Don Mitchell! (clap, clap, clap…)

    Nancey! (clap, clap, clap…)

    A.J. Camarena! (clap, clap, clap…)

    Thanks for entering, everybody! Winners, please email me at [email protected], and let me know where crown should mail your free hardback copies.

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