Cover Photo: Magic and Echoes: How Music Helps Me Write by Hermione Hoby

Magic and Echoes: How Music Helps Me Write

Acoustic-rich spaces feel enlivening and the echoes they produce sound like life.

here it is, the kind of thing you want to make, remember?

Wild Combination,


instrumentalizedNeon in Daylight,


Music for Eighteen Musicians

Music For Eighteen Musicians

Hermione is the author of Neon in Daylight, from Catapult in the US and Weidenfeld & Nicolson in the UK. Her second novel, Small Gods, is forthcoming from Riverhead. She’s taught in the at Columbia University and Southern New Hampshire University. She writes regularly about culture for the Guardian, the New Yorker, the New York Times, Harper's and others, and has interviewed cultural figures including Toni Morrison, Laurie Anderson and Taylor Swift. She’s been a mentor with Girls Write Now, a non-profit organization that serves at-risk girls from New York City public high schools.