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First Fiction 2015

by Staff


July/August 2015

<p>In our fifteenth annual First Fiction roundup, five debut authors—Rebecca Dinerstein, Naomi Jackson, Julia Pierpont, Chigozie Obioma, and Angela Flournoy—discuss the process of seeing their novels to completion, from navigating the difference between poetry and prose to faithfully portraying an image of Detroit. Introduced by Darin Strauss, Tiphanie Yanique, Elliott Holt, Helon Habila, and Tayari Jones.</p>

Posted 6.17.15

Mia Alvar reads an excerpt from her debut story collection, In the Country, published in June by Knopf.

Legends of the White Lady

If you are beautiful and broke, one place left for you is Asia. Usually when I ran out of money I went to Tokyo—always a face cream or a push-up bra there that could use me. This time, I went to Manila. I’d been there once before, with my roommate Sabine. In cities like these there is a demand for blue eyes and light hair and skin like milk.

Why We Write: San Francisco 2015

Melissa Faliveno, associate editor of Poets & Writers Magazine, leads a conversation with authors Wendy Lesser, Yiyun Li, Alejandro Murguia, D. A. Powell, and Michelle Tea about the personal, political, and professional reasons we choose to write while living in a culture, a family, or a community that doesn’t always value what we do.


News and Trends

May/June 2015

In Home for an Hour, an interdisciplinary collaboration between artist Adam Moser, writer Jacob Paul, and photographer Sarah Martin, seven couples are given free rein inside Moser’s apartment, while Paul composes stories about how the guests spend their time there.


News and Trends

March/April 2015

Kundiman, the New York City–based organization that hosts a prestigious annual retreat for Asian American poets, celebrates its ten-year anniversary by launching its inaugural fiction retreat this spring.

Posted 2.10.15

Kelly Link reads an excerpt of the story "Light" from her latest collection, Get in Trouble, published in February by Random House.



two men, one raised by wolves

Posted 2.05.15

Publishing veteran Debra Englander gives an overview of the self-publishing process, followed by a conversation with literary agent Ted Weinstein—who represents Keith Devlin, NPR's Math Guy and author of numerous traditionally published books as well as the self-published title Leonardo and Steve: The Young Genius Who Beat Apple to Market by 800 Years—and publicist Amy Packard about the opportunities available to independent authors as well as the challenges they face.

Posted 2.03.15

Jamie Asaye FitzGerald, director of Poets & Writers’ Readings & Workshops (West), leads a discussion about resources available to writers in San Francisco, the importance of community, and how various literary communities can support one another. Panelists include Stacey Lewis of City Lights Books, Laura Moriarty of Small Press Distribution, Joyce Jenkins of Poetry Flash, Janis Cooke Newman of the Grotto, and Jason Bayani of Kearny Street Workshop.


Daily News

W. H. Auden and Charlie Hebdo; Arabic Fiction Prize longlist includes more women; literary podcasts; and other news.

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