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After turbulent year, Mark Salzman floats in smoother water

Los Angeles Times – 2012-02-26

'The Man in the Empty Boat' emerged from a period when the author lost his sister, had writer's block and experienced panic attacks. Writing about it was cathartic, he says.Mark Salzman's annus horribilis began with a case of writer's block. It was spring 2009, and he was overdue on a novel — set during what he refers to as the "conquest period" of the Mongol Empire, in the 13th century — that wasn't going well.
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