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dale-estey's picture
Sep.11.2013
I thought this whole case bizarre, from a fiction writer's standpoint. A class action had been filed against Lance Armstrong and his publishers, claiming that his autobiographies should be classed as "fiction". What is usual, is to have fiction hauled into some sort of libel case, when a person...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.12.2013
I guess this really is a judgement call, which is why it is before a judge. There is a class action against Lance Armstrong and his autobiography by folks who - well - want their money back. How the mighty can quickly fall from their bicycles when lies they tell. I imagine there is a bit of...
kim-packard's picture
May.10.2013
My Japanese brother-in-law (a cultural anthropologist and a linguist who studied Swahili and Kikuyu) once pointed out to me when I was in high school that I should be reading biographies. I took him seriously given his academic credentials but only read three works, Diary of a Genius by Salvador...
robert-earle's picture
Mar.16.2013
  Summertime by J.M. Coetzee is labeled "fiction," not "a novel," or "a collection of autobiographical investigations disguised as a story cycle," or some other generic propositon. Just "fiction."     Ok, it goes this way: there is a biographer, an academic, who goes through the...
rochelle-jewel-shapiro's picture
Mar.15.2013
http://www.shelfpleasure.com/lovehate-no-my-writing-isnt-my-life-is-it-b...
robert-sward's picture
Jan.25.2013
3. Mr. Amnesia: Cambridge   In 1962, after ten years of writing poetry, my book, Uncle Dog & Other Poems, was published by Putnam in England.  That was followed by two books from Cornell University Press, Kissing the Dancer  and Thousand-Year-Old Fiancee.  Then in 1966, I...
tom-lucas's picture
Oct.16.2012
  I’m always up for a challenge, so I was very pleased when my bloggerverse friend, Imelda Evans, tagged me on Twitter. I’m not typically a word-sketcher. I don’t take my notebook and sit in the back corner of a coffeehouse, looking cool, writing down random nonsense. If I were though, I know...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Aug.29.2012
  The following essay was adapted from my book, "Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora" in the section called Viet Kieu (Vietnamese living overseas). A version of it was also adapted for a commentary on NPR's All Things Considered. Also embedded between the text are...
mark-miller's picture
Aug.29.2012
See, that’s a misleading way to start. There are actually eleven of us and twelve stories. I’m talking about a group I fondly refer to as the Authors of Oneand our series, simply called One. The Authors of One consist of ten authors, plus me. Ten equals one. I think we have the math...
tom-lucas's picture
Jul.31.2012
Two years ago last week, my dad passed away. He was a young guy, only 61, and he died far too soon. As I have grown older, I have come to understand the lessons that he taught me and I now have a much fuller appreciation for what he left me. I have not been shy with sharing my feelings on my...