National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, author of the recent memoir Men We Reaped, speaks candidly about handling grief, exploring place, and “the fragile balance of writing accurately without perpetuating stereotypes and archetypes.”...more
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SF Gate has a neato slideshow comparing American book covers to their foreign editions.
Sometimes they change barely at all (Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones), while sometimes they’re unrecognizable—Maggie Shipstead’s Seating Arrangements gets not only a visual redesign but a whole new title in tongue-twisting German compounds....more
Jesmyn Ward is a long way away from the environment she writes about, yet she is lauded as a southern author with the ability to capture the essence of her home. Ward, who is currently entering her second year as a Stegner Fellow at Stanford, is working on her second novel about the residents of a rural southern town based on her own home of DeLisle, Mississippi (the namesake of the DeLisle twins in Ward’s debut novel, Where the Line Bleeds)....more