November/December 1995

William Styron, the author of Sophie's Choice, takes stock of his illustrious and turbulent career—as well as his blessings and burdens—and also says goodbye to the blockbuster novel.

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Features

Stories from Our Nation's Capital: An interview with Edward P. Jones

by Pamela Woolford
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Edward P. Jones was homeless when his first story was published, but now his book, Lost in the City, is winning prestigious prizes and his fiction is widely anthologized.

The Hambridge Center

by Eve Richardson
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The only artists' colony in the Deep South offers residencies for writers in the forest of northern Georgia.

The Return of the Essay: A Profile of Robert Atwan

by Kathleen Hirsch
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Robert Atwan, the editor of The Best American Essay, is a passionate advocate for this literary form.

Writing for the New Millennium: The Birth of Electronic Literature

by Robert Kendall
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Writers are using their personal computers to create poems and stories that can't be represented in print.

A Profile of William Styron

by Paul Mandelbaum
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William Styron, the author of Sophie's Choice, takes stock of his illustrious and turbulent career—as well as his blessings and burdens—and also says goodbye to the blockbuster novel.

News and Trends

Congress May Give Copyrights Longer Life

by David Appell
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For fourth time in history, Congress plans on extending copyright terms to the welfare of authors.

Artists' Communities to Publish Directory

by Amy Callahan
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The Alliance of Artists' Communities has announced that it will create the first national directory of artists' communities and in March will host a national conference at Brown University.

Delphinium Books Opens New York Office

by Tracy Marx
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Delphinium Books, a small publisher devoted primarily to new writers, moved its main office to New York and is being run by newly appointed editor-in-chief Bill Thompson.

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