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 Hoby grew up in south London and has lived in New York since 2010. She is a freelance journalist who writes about culture and gender for publications including The New Yorker, The Guardian, The New York Times, and The Times Literary Supplement. She also writes the “Stranger of the Week” column for The Awl. Neon in Daylight is her first novel.