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An Alice Munro short story becomes a film; a novelist gains new perspective on her husband’s disappearance; a new book on Barney Rosset; and other news.
Jimmy Carter signs 1,600 books; a road trip to film dead poets; Sherman Alexie book banned in Idaho; and other news.
British prison officials defend ban on books; the unconventional path to a writing career; the benefits of writing in the Midwest; and other news.
Joyce Carol Oates reviews Lorrie Moore; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s foray into film; The Unauthorized Audubon; and other news.
A San Diego writer celebrates a novel fifteen years in the making; a South African novelist explores E. M. Forster’s private life; New Orleans gears up for Tennessee Williams Literary Festival; and other news.
Wikipedia will be published as a volume of books; an investment firm has offered to buy 51 percent of Barnes & Noble; Lorrie Moore profiled in the Millions; and other news.
Kyle Minor reads the first story in his new collection, Praying Drunk, published in February by Sarabande Books.
The Question of Where We Begin
We begin with the trouble, but where does the trouble begin? My uncle takes a pistol and blows his brains out.
Now we may proceed to the aftermath. The removal of the body from his bedroom. The cleanup. The reading of the will. The funeral in West Palm Beach, Florida. The woman he wanted to marry, taking the ring he gave her and putting it on her finger after the death.
by James F. Thompson
Dominic Smith examines the growing number of novelists in America; author Theo Pauline Nestor offers writing tips for 2014; novelist Mary Kay Zuravleff parodies self-promotion; and other news.
by James F. Thompson
Emily Temple reveals her list of the best essays on the craft of writing; the New York Times analyzes an Italian book scandal; Titi Nguyen explores the power of holiday traditions; and other news.
Laura van den Berg reads a story excerpt from her forthcoming collection, The Isle of Youth, published in November by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
I Looked For You, I Called Your Name
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