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jeffrey-ricker's picture
Jun.22.2011
I feel like this should be such an easy choice—what's your favorite gay book?—but on the contrary, it is so difficult.  Part of the reason is that I feel like I've read so many of them, from A Boy's Own Story (the first one I read, I think) to Who Dat Whodunnit? (the latest and a thoroughly...
eric-a-olsen's picture
Jun.21.2011
At the recent Iowa Writers' Workshop 75th anniversary celebration, the concluding session was titled "The Writer as Public Figure."  I went with great expectations, silly me, looking forward to an interesting discussion on, I dunno, maybe the writer as "public intellectual?" You...
orna-ross's picture
Jun.08.2011
My mother was a homemaker, the sort of woman [Virginia] Woolf referred to as “the angel of the house”, who, like many such house angels, had given herself over to a life that was too small for her. “She had always seemed to me like an Amazon queen, captured and brought to a suburb, where she was...
jess-wells's picture
Jan.06.2011
The Key West Literary Seminar for 2012 is entitled "Yet Another World" and will focus on creating alternate realities, or as they describe "To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we look to the unexpected, the unknown, to worlds that might have been, and worlds that may still come to...
jess-wells's picture
Oct.04.2010
Gems in the New York Times this weekend, including this great quote from Jeanette Winterson, reviewing the new novel by Michael Cunningham (By Nightfall).  She says “good novels are novels that provoke us to argue with the writer, not just novels that make us feel magically, mysteriously at home. ...
bob-mustin's picture
Oct.03.2010
Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours, has a lot to say in this op-ed piece about the nature of writing and who we are - or should be - writing our books to. Michael Cunningham, Op-Ed Contributor - Found in Translation - NYTimes.com Let’s take as an example one of the most famous lines in...
nina-schuyler's picture
May.08.2010
    When you mention the second person, everyone rings out, almost in unison, Bright Lights Big City, by Jay McInery. Yes, the entire novel is written in second person to draw the reader in, even if she is kicking and screaming not to be in the big city, roaming the streets at some awful hour...
sarah-stone's picture
Mar.16.2009
We live in a noisy culture -- deliciously, horribly, overwhelmingly, fascinatingly noisy. The kind of work we do as writers and artists both arises from our lives and has to resist those circumstances, in order to happen at all. How is it possible to write poetry or fiction, to create a...
tasha-alexander's picture
Sep.12.2008
In a sea of, well, ick, there is one pure delight to which I constantly turn: deciding what book to read next. At the moment, I’m well-stocked at home with Books That Need To Be Read, which is fantastic, like having your own private bookstore, and I love browsing my shelves. Shelves that are full...