September/October 1996

Anne Lamott, the author of Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird, talks about her "overnight success" after four novels, making a living as an author, and jealousy between writers.

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Features

Still Howling After All These Years: Allen Ginsberg in Ireland

by John Hildebidle
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Irish crowds were swept along by Ginsberg's performances last year in Galway.

Vermont Studio Center

by Margo Rabb
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Along a riverbank in the Green Mountains lies an artist colony distinguished not only for its fine programs for writers but for its food.

An Interview with Harry Mathews

by Dawn Michelle Baude
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Although the New York–born novelist and poet has lived in Paris for more than 40 years, he has always considered himself an American writer.

Fiction Collective Two

by JR Foley
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For 22 years, writers themselves have been running FC2, a cooperative publisher of innovative fiction in Boulder, Colorado.

Where the Tigers Were: In Search of the Hotel Des Bains

by Don Meredith
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A writer visits the haunts that inspiared Thomas Mann's Death in Venice.

Anne Lamott: One Bird at a Time

by Molly Fisk
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Anne Lamott, the author of Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird, talks about her "overnight success" after four novels, making a living as an author, and jealousy between writers.

News and Trends

Drue Heinz Literature Prize Gets $1 Million Endowment

by Caitlin O'Neil
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An endowment is given in recognition of Fred Hetzel, the director of the University of Pittsburgh Press.

Academy of American Poets Recognizes "Il Postino"

by Elizabeth M. Kelley
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The Academy of American Poets awards the first Frank O'Hara Citation to Miramax Films for "Il Positino."

New Book Review of Chicago, By Chicago, For Chicago

by Patricia J. Chui
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Chicago Books in Review, an ad-supported giveaway tabloid to promote local literary scene.

Doubletake Gets $10 Million Grant From Lyndhurst

by Caitlin O'Neil
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An endowment from the Lyndhurst Foundation will support Doubletake, a quarterly magazine of literature, journalism, and photographs.

First Annual Small Press Week Is Announced

by Tracy Marx
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The Small Press Advisory Council in New York City will launch first annual Small Press Week.

New Sub Rights Form to Insure Royalties Reach Writers

by Tracy Marx
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The Book Industry Systems Advisory Committee creates a standardized subsideary rights payment advice form.

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