where the writers are

Favorite Books

They Came Like Swallows, A Death in the Family, Magic For Beginners, After the Quake, Gilead, Cattle Killing, Anna Karenina, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, Lolita, Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Coast of Chicago...

What I'm Reading

Weird and Tragic Shores, by Chauncey Loomis;
Captain Francis Crozier, by Michael Smith;
Thirty Years in the Arctic Regions, by Sir John Franklin

Favorite Authors

Murakami, Dybek, Agee, Munro, Chekhov, Tolstoy, Marilynne Robinson, Maxwell, Calvino, Kelly Link, Fitzgerald, Lorrie Moore, Jane Smiley...

Influences

Murakami, Dybek, Agee, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Alice Munro, Bill Monroe, Paul McCartney, Stuart Duncan, Frank Conroy, John Reischman, Marilynne Robinson, my wife, my kids, my students

Gregory Spatz’s Bookmarks