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The debut author, who is interviewed by Curtis Sittenfeld as part of "First Fiction 2013" in the current issue, reads from her first novel, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, which was recently published by Riverhead Books. DiSclafani also talks about teaching and her experience as writer in residence at Washington University in St. Louis.
The debut author, who is interviewed by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Paul Harding as part of "First Fiction 2013" in the current issue, talks about her first novel, We Need New Names, which was published in May by Reagan Arthur Books. Read an excerpt from the novel in our 2013 First Fiction Sampler.
The author of the new novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane and the subject of the current issue's cover interview is seen here at his first public event for the new book, at The Forum in Bath, UK, where he spoke about writing, being a child, myths, computer games, Dr. Who, and even Jesus. While the audio isn't the best, this clip gives a sense of the nearly rock-star status the author has attained.
Shane Salerno's Salinger offers an unprecedented look inside the private world of J. D. Salinger, featuring interviews with more than a hundred subjects, including the reclusive author's friends, colleagues, and members of his inner circle, as well as film footage, photographs and other material that has never been seen. It opens in theaters on September 6.
"Human beings are always going to want to create beautiful things. Language is one medium in which to do that. You can do it with paint, you can do it with clay, you can do it with words. It's all coming from the same fountain," says Kevin Devaney, a street poet in Santa Cruz, California.