Check 'er out! My friend, E.M. Hum, has published her first collection of vampire stories of the satirical sort. I can vouch for the quality of her writing. She's absolutely hilarious and writes genuinely great prose. And I'm not just saying that because I know her, or she's been a member of the writer's group… Read More Signed book giveaway! Vampire stories…
Amber Kennedy, Orkney, Scotland Please read her short story 'Cure.' It's gorgeous and wrenching, plus very assured for such a young writer. Keep an eye out for this one…
“There is more life in fish than in jewels, though diamonds do glint.” We never outgrow our fascination with fairy tales. It may be easy to dismiss fantastic stories as the stuff of childhood, but fairy tales are deceptively multi-layered. On the surface may be a young girl falling down a rabbit hole,… Read More Horse, Flower, Bird: Stories by Kate Bernheimer: A review and interview
From Cara's blog (copied with permission from author): March 29, 2011 Tags: Cleveland, Texas, child rape Click on photo for full NYT article This is why: Today’s New York Times continued the coverage of a case involving an 11-year old child who was repeatedly gang raped and filmed being gang raped by a group of men… Read More Why did Cara Hoffman write her book ‘Too Much Pretty’?
Emma Donoghue – Borders, Oak Brook, IL Tuesday, September 21, 2010 I apologize for the incredibly poor quality – not to mention miniscule size – of the pictures of Emma. I only had my iPhone, because you may remember my REAL camera died a quiet death, slipping away unexpectedly. I don't think I… Read More An evening with author Emma Donoghue
Reading selections from the essays of the late David Foster Wallace @ Barnes & Noble this afternoon, I ran smack into what can only be described as pure genius. Funny and erudite, it's unbelievable one person possessed so much raw talent and knew how to harness that into gorgeous writing. I had to ask myself,… Read More Genius, practice, and David Foster Wallace
J.D. Salinger: The Man in the Glass House by Ron Rosenbaum " There is no name on the mailbox at the bottom of the driveway. It's the only mailbox on the route with no name. The house above the driveway is screened by a slope of trees, several of which brandish glaring neon-pink NO TRESPASSING… Read More Great article on Salinger – in Esquire
Alright, I did get along fine with Chuck Palahniuk (copy/paste) for the first disc or two of Haunted. Around disc three I started to waver, and disc four never made it into the player in my car. I don't dislike him as a writer. I enjoyed his imagination, his descriptions, his humor.Things just got a… Read More Chuck Palan… Pa.. That one dude.
I thought I hated Chuck Palahniuk. Ever since I saw my first book by him a few years ago. I judged him without even reading him, going solely on the covers of his books and something or other I read about him, somewhere or other. I assumed he was too masculine, too crass. And he's… Read More Breaking News: I don’t hate Chuck Palahniuk! I really don’t!
"5 UNDER 35"THE NEXT GENERATION OFFICTION WRITERS CELEBRATION KICKS OFF NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS WEEKIN DUMBO, BROOKLYN Hosted by Punk Rock Icon and Novelist Richard Hell,Novelist and MacArthur Fellow Jonathan Lethem to DJ New York, New York – Five young fiction writers will be recognized by the National Book Foundation at the “5 Under 35” celebration… Read More Up and coming talent (But “Dumbo,” Brooklyn?)