Tristan Foster interviews South African writer Ivan Vladislavić on the importance of art in his writing, having a large body of work, and the appeal (or lack of appeal) of cities: Our love for cities is always unrequited. Johannesburg is not an easy place to live: I’m deeply attached to it, and endlessly intrigued by its […]
Saturday 11/2: Jim Tolan, Cecilia Woloch and Sean Thomas Dougherty read as part of Poetry Night, hosted by Tolan. BookCourt, 7pm, free. Juliet Escoria, Sean H. Dolye, Andrew Worthington, Kendra Grant Malone, Stephen Tully Dierks. Worthington has a forthcoming novel, WALLS, due in 2014; Grant Malone has two collections of poetry, Everything is Quiet and […]
In his recent blend of fiction, essays, and literary genealogy, The Loss Library and Other Unfinished Stories, South African writer Ivan Vladislavic delves into the dazzling enigmas of unwritten work. He draws from his personal notebooks over the past two decades and uses writer’s block, the writer’s ultimate pestilence, as a source for inspiration.