July/August 2001

Our cover story is an interview with Colson Whitehead on the occasion of his second novel, John Henry Days, which follows the classic tale of man replaced by machine from the Industrial Age to the Information Age.



Literary Tastings: A Flight of First Fiction

by Carolyn T. Hughes
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Profiles of Laura Glen Louis, Jeffrey Frank, Alexandra Styron, David Czuchlewski, and Christine Balint.

Family in the Age of Anxiety: An Interview With Suzanne Berne

by Renee H. Shea
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A profile of fiction writer Suzanne Berne.

I Always Write of You: A Profile of Sheila Kohler

by Therese Eiben
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An interview with fiction writer Sheila Kohler.

Industrial Strength in the Information Age: A Profile of Colson Whitehead

by Kevin Larimer
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A profile of novelist Colson Whitehead.

News and Trends

News and Trends Update: New Rivers Press Saved

by Mary Gannon
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Minneapolis State University in Moorhead rescues New Rivers Press from closure.

The Moth Takes Off

by Mary Gannon
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Manhattan-based performance group the Moth promotes the art of storytelling.

Waiting for the Dough

by Dalia Sofer
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Would-be philanthropist Ravi Desai exposed as a con man with literary aspirations.

Grove Serves Up Naked Lunch

by Nick Twemlow
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Grove Press reissues William Burroughs's controversial work Naked Lunch as it was orignially published by Paris's Olympia Press in 1959.

The Practical Writer

Boutique Agents: Small Is Still Beautiful

by Barbara Demarco-Barrett
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The benefits of being represented by a small literary agency.

Techno Promo: Are you Ready for Digital Marketing?

by Catherine Wald
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Learning to market your work online.

The Literary Life

Fiction 21c: The Novel in Stories

by Laura Morgan Green
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The twenty-first-century novel as a narrative of linked stories.