Pianist Jeremy Denk gets book deal

Posted on: June 20, 2013

In Tuesday’s (6/18) ArtsBeat blog at the New York Times, Allan Kozinn writes that pianist Jeremy Denk will write a book expanding on themes in “Every Good Boy Does Fine,” his April 8 article in The New Yorker about one of his teachers, Gyorgy Sebok. Soon after the article appeared, “Mr. Denk took to his blog Think Denk, and offered a bit of editorial second-guessing about his illuminating memoir of his studies. ‘In the essay, many sins of omission,’ he wrote, noting that … he had neglected many teachers who were also important to him, including Joseph Schwartz at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Herbert Stessin at the Juilliard School.… Andy Ward, Mr. Denk’s editor at Random House, said that Mr. Denk had two years to write the book, which is due to be published in 2015 or 2016. ‘The trick is to find time to write this book over the next year or two, while practicing and performing…. The idea at the moment is to attempt something a bit bigger, more continuous—a weaving of wry autobiography and accessible, even bizarre, musical analysis—which I have never done, and we’ll see if I can do! (I’m excited to try.)’ “

Posted June 20, 2013