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Naomi Jackson shares her favorite writing tools and personal photos that provided inspiration for the characters in her debut novel, The Star Side of Bird Hill, published today by Penguin Press. Read more about Jackson in “First Fiction 2015" in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, and catch her tour in the Reading Tour Manager.
In this short film presented by Electric Literature, a sentence from Etgar Keret's short story "Todd" is animated by Tatia Rosenthal and set to music by Christopher Bowen. Keret's new memoir, The Seven Good Years, was published this month by Riverhead Books and is featured in Page One in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
Heather Fowler's fourth collection of short stories, published by Queen's Ferry Press in 2014, introduces flawed characters and tales of pain and desperation. Queen's Ferry Press is featured in "Small Press Points" in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
Tayari Jones answers questions about her writing process and discusses the obstacles she experienced in publishing her novel Silver Sparrow (Algonquin Books, 2011). Read Jones's interview with debut novelist Angela Flournoy in “First Fiction 2015" in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
This animated trailer for Rebecca Dinerstein's debut novel, The Sunlit Night (Bloomsbury, 2015), was created by Jonty de Klerk. Read more about Dinerstein in “First Fiction 2015" in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, and catch her tour in the Reading Tour Manager.
"I give my thanks to Franz Kafka whose novel Das Schloss [The Castle] I read when I was twelve years old… I believe my fate was sealed." Hungarian fiction writer László Krasznahorkai gives his acceptance speech for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize last month.
"'Whenever you receive a letter from a creditor / immediately write fifty lines / upon an otherworldly subject, / and you will be saved!' (If not from the stepfool.)" Franz Wright reads "Baudelaire" from his book Wheeling Motel (Knopf, 2009) at the 2008 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Wright passed away last month at the age of sixty-two.