Jan 21, 2010, 8:37 PM
Post #5973 of 6294
Re: [Colder] Question about personal rejection
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Why do you think that is has more to do with Moore than the economy? Lorrie Moore has been teaching at Wisconsin for the last 25 years. Birds of America, her best selling work, came out 11 years ago.
I mean, Moore is a great reason to apply to Wisconsin, she's one of my favorite writers, but I can't see why the sudden spike this year.
Because of her novel, A GATE AT THE STAIRS, came out last fall just as people were starting to think about where they might apply. The novel got tremendous press coverage and tremendous reviews, plus was a best-seller. That's why.
Mind you though, I'm sure the opportunity to work with Lorrie Moore is a consistent draw, but this year more so because of the attention her novel has drawn.
(This post was edited by belgium on Jan 21, 2010, 8:38 PM)