I recently finished revisions to a novel I’ve been working on for years and have embarked on writing a new novel, in stories, Hazel Conquers the World. I’ve always loved the form and these are some favorites and masterful examples of the very specific craft of making each story stand alone and in service to the whole....more
Posts Tagged: Cities I’ve Never Lived In
If you’re delicate with people, if you listen to them just right and give them the space you think they need and are always kind to them, then that’s not closeness, not intimacy. But I can’t help it, I want to be delicate with people.
For the New York Times, Lydia Kiesling reflects on Sara Majka’s debut collection, Cities I’ve Never Lived In:
I assumed right away that I knew exactly what kind of book this would be: a book about arty people with complicated personal lives, who use the word “lover” and contemplate wintry landscapes from lonely trains… But Majka brings the reader to startling places.
Author Sara Majka answers questions for City Lights Booksellers about not being a writer, the first book she finished reading as a child, and the hypothetical soundtrack for her book:
I have this strange fear that people are going to ask me about music or ask me to create a mixed tape to help promote the book.