“This book has its own life force. All you have to do is allow it to come together.” —Marwa Helal, author of Ante body
Jay Hopler and Kimberly Johnson discuss their new books, the techniques and craft decisions they used in writing these collections, and the occasion to which both books respond: Hopler’s diagnosis of terminal prostate cancer in 2017.
“I was using the text as a future image of what my own life could be.” —Shayla Lawz, author of speculation, n.
“I wanted to articulate and be honest to the emotion of grief.” —Eugene Lim, author of Search History
“I leapt into it and wrote it like a banshee.” —Yxta Maya Murray, author of Art Is Everything
“I write sporadically and edit often.” —francine j. harris, author of Here Is the Sweet Hand
Prominent literary translator Gregory Rabassa has died; fiction writer Dorthe Nors on her formal experimentation; strange work habits of famous authors; and other news.
Charlotte Brontë’s bicentenary; the poetry of Rosmarie Waldrop; Bret Easton Ellis on the Broadway version of his novel American Psycho; and other news.
Transforming history through art; Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich on giving voices to the voiceless; Alice James Books launches app; and other news.
American Psycho reconsidered; the boundaries between fiction and nonfiction; on confessional writing by women; and other news.