Poet Vincent Toro on his debut collection,
Stereo.Island.Mosaic, his writing process, and searching for identity. ...more
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Ellen Ullman’s throbbing new novel, By Blood, tells the story of an eavesdropping neighbor with a compulsive attention to sound.
Volume 1 converses with Ellen Ullman about her new novel By Blood, San Francisco, and whether Ullman’s old programmer habits surface while writing fiction. “Code-writing, in my experience, is emotionally jittery. The machine keeps cycling back at you, back and back. Compilers don’t get tired. They keep sending you error messages until you get it […]