I had faith March wouldn’t let me down, unlike my crappy January and February. Lie: I had no such faith, but told myself things could hardly go further south. And there were no Olympics, no television distracting me. The TV reverted to its usual function: background noise for napping and covering the surface of my… Read More March in Review: Much more reading, many more books. That’s more like it.
Welcome to the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist, formerly Baileys Prize, formerly Orange Prize. Quite the crop this year, including six debut novels. Six! I’ve had the Longlist date on my calendar for weeks. I just got very busy and had no time to post before now. I’ve read a grand… Read More Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018: It’s Early Yet
Few things get my attention as quickly as a come-from-behind award win by a new or not widely known author. And the 2011 National Book Award was won by a come-from-behind, not widely known author: Jesmyn Ward, author of the previous novel Where the Line Bleeds. Ward is assistant professor of Creative Writing… Read More Book Review: Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn West