Second to being an answer in the New York Times Crossword puzzle is being in a Maud Newton trivia quiz, which I have discovered, I am!
11. Which novelist, disgusted at being lumped into some “Brooklyn writer” scene purely on the basis of physical proximity, joked in a New York Times op-ed: “the physical act of moving your possessions from Manhattan to Brooklyn is now the equivalent of a two-year M.F.A. program. When you get to the other side, they hand you three Moleskine notebooks and a copy of ‘Blogging for Dummies.’ You’re good to go.” — quote contributed by Marie Mockett
a. Colson Whitehead
b. Kate Christensen
c. Amanda Stern
d. Jonathan Lethem