Funded by novelist Charles Frazier, the Cold Mountain series will highlight new literary fiction from the South.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including The Tradition by Jericho Brown and Orange World by Karen Russell.
A literary agent answers questions from writers about genre, age, costs, and client lists.
“A good portion of Gingerbread was written sitting on the floor, in a chair with no legs but excellent back support.” —Helen Oyeyemi, author of Gingerbread
The Man Booker Prize-winning novelist whose new book, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, is the first title of an epic fantasy trilogy, sits down with Kima Jones for a conversation about the freedom of genre-defying fiction.
The author of six books, including most recently the novel Bowlaway, out this month from Ecco, talks family, myth, feminism, humor, and the stories we inherit.
“I think a lot of contemporary editors, myself included, push too much for clarity when sometimes a little muddiness is just the thing.” —Juliet Lapidos, author of Talent
“Butt in chair, do the work. It’s the most basic and important writing advice there is.” —Laura Sims, author of Looker
“I have learned that it isn’t wise to wait for inspiration; inspiration will meet me at my desk.” —Oyinkan Braithwaite
“I love getting into the nitty-gritty of a novel, right down to the sentence and the word level.” —Claire Fuller, author of Bitter Orange