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bob-mustin's picture
May.17.2013
      You wouldn't think of the Midwest as a hotbed of literary and creative writing - unless you've been to the Iowa Workshop, or are a fan of one of that area's fine stable of writers, such as Ron Hansen, one of my favorites. And I wouldn't have thought of literary tech...
lauren-john's picture
Jun.16.2011
Men behaving bravely, men behaving badly, and sharks.  These are the themes explored in my gift book recommendations for Father's Day--guaranteed to provide an escape from whatever Dad needs to escape from.  Women will most likely enjoy these, too--I know I did--so pack them into summer travel bags...
bob-mustin's picture
Apr.08.2011
Some years ago, when I was just beginning to take writing seriously, I had the honor of meeting one of my favorite writers, Ron Hansen, in Atlanta, at a book signing. At the time, I could think of nothing better than to spend eight-hour workdays before the computer, writing. So I asked Ron if he...
mariette-ana-papic's picture
Jan.19.2011
In having a conversation here, on Red Room, I have been reminded of the upswelling of energy that sometimes greets us as we move through our personal journeys. As writers, as humans, there is very little distinction between our experience and the way it shapes our writing. Of course there are...
bob-mustin's picture
Jan.11.2011
The link below takes you to a recent post on my personal favorite book blog, The Millions, with a long passage about my favorite contemporary U.S. novelist, Ron Hansen, and a number of his works. You can browse my own posts for more on these books and on Hansen, but this one depicts his affinity...
bob-mustin's picture
Jan.11.2011
The link below takes you to a recent post on my personal favorite book blog, The Millions, with a long passage about my favorite contemporary U.S. novelist, Ron Hansen, and a number of his works. You can browse my own posts for more on these books and on Hansen, but this one depicts his affinity...
bob-mustin's picture
Nov.08.2010
For whatever  reason, I've kept humor writing at arms length as my chops have developed. So as I near the finish line for a twelve-story series about life and love in and around an Alabama pool hall called Sam's Place, the need for humor came calling.  I knew that one key to humor is in...
bob-levin's picture
Jun.29.2008
I had read Ron Hansen's NEBRASKA and ATTICUS a decade or so ago, but after enjoying the film of THE ASSASINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD, I decided to read that -- and this afternoon I finished DESPERADOES, about the Dalton gang.  These are remarkable achievements in their...