Posts Tagged: Gordon Lish

The Rumpus Interview with Marian Thurm

By

Prolific author Marian Thurm talks about her new collection of stories, Today is Not Your Day, being a true New Yorker, and the importance of sympathetic characters. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with David Shields and Caleb Powell

By

Writers David Shields and Caleb Powell can't stop fighting, even about their new book-length argument and forthcoming film, I Think You're Totally Wrong. ...more

You’ve Told Your Worst Secret

By

Gordon Lish, acclaimed writer, editor, and teacher, is renowned for giving fiction writers the following advice: tell your worst secret. Lish encourages writers to put themselves at risk, first making themselves emotionally vulnerable, and then restoring themselves. Through dramatized confessions, Lish hopes that students will capture their readers’ attention; writing, in this case, is viewed as a constant attempt to seduce readers while staving off boredom.

...more

Breaking Down Sentences and Style via Gordon Lish

By

If you think of Gordon Lish, now best known for editing Raymond Carver’s work, as an “eccentric editor; tyrannical teacher; notorious provocateur,” you may need to take a second look.

In a roundtable for the Center for Fiction’s Literarian, David Winters, Greg Gerke, Jason Lucarelli use Lish as a gateway to discussion of issues of style in the work of many fiction writers.

...more

Notable New York, This Week 6/14 – 6/20

By

This week in New York Stephen Colbert celebrates Ulysses, Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson are King and Queen of the Mermaid Parade, Heidi Julavits interviews Aimee Bender at Symphony Space, Gordon Lish MCs the NY Tyrant reading, Ann Beattie reads at Book Court, Mary Caponegro headlines the Big Other extravaganza, Light Industry presents short films curated by Jack Stevenson, CLMP colonizes Housing Works for its Giant Lit Mag Fair, and BAMcinemaFEST continues.

...more