It hadn’t felt like teasing. It felt the way it always did these days—that I had disappointed her. ...more
Tags: absent fathers, Abuse, addiction, alcoholic, alcoholics, Alcoholics Anonymous, alcoholism, Andrea Jarrell, argument, binging, Birthday, COVID, COVID-19, disordered eating, domestic abuse, domestic violence, drinking, dysfunctional relationships, Eating Disorder, family, fathers, Fontainebleau, France, I'm the One Who Got Away, Jayne Anne Phillips, La Closerie des Lilas, marriage, memoir, motherhood, mothers, mothers and daughters, pandemic, paris, perfectionism, purging, recovery, Scandinavia, shame, single motherhood, Single Mothers, travel, traveling, Voices on Addiction
Chelsea Bieker discusses her debut novel, GODSHOT.
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Emma Copley Eisenberg shares a reading list to celebrate THE THIRD RAINBOW GIRL.
Tags: Appalachia, Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place, bell hooks, Black Tickets, Carter Sickels, Christa Parravani, Crystal Good, Denise Giardina, Emma Copley Eisenberg, Irene McKinney, Jayne Anne Phillips, Kayla Rae Whitaker, Mesha Maren, Quarantine, Rachel Garringer, Rahul Mehta, Scott McClanahan, Storming Heaven, Sugar Run, The Animators, The Evening Hour, The Sarah Book, The Third Rainbow Girl, Valley Girl, Vivid Companion, What to Read When
“I want to always fight for art, not against it.”
Tags: addiction, adolescence, Alice Sola Kim, Annie Proulx, beauty standards, biracial, Black Tickets, Boca Raton, Che Yeun, coming of age, Daniil Kharms, debut memoir, editing, editor, Encyclopedia Brown, family, fathers, fathers and daughters, first book, florida, gender roles, grace paley, Heather Lewis, imposter syndrome, Jaime Herndon, Jaquira Díaz, Jayne Anne Phillips, Joy Williams, Justine Champine, katherine anne porter, kazuo ishiguro, Kenzaburo Oe, kristen arnett, Kristin Dombek, LGBTQ, Lidia Yuknavitch, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, Lynda Barry, memoir, Nikolai Gogol, Osama Alomar, photographs, photography, privilege, queer, Samantha Irby, T Kira Madden, The Chronology of Water, the remains of the day, trauma, WG SEbald, Yasunari Kawabata
Jonathan Corcoran discusses his debut collection
The Rope Swing, Appalachian writing communities, getting disowned by his family for coming out, and his father’s death. ...more
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If writing can’t be taught, why do we spend so much time talking about it? Jayne Anne Phillips chimes in on the MFA debate: Life does not ‘tenure’ anyone. In that sense, it was all a hopeful construct.
Author Megan Kruse talks about her debut novel,
Call Me Home, queer characters in rural places, sibling relationships, and how the music of Lucinda Williams inspires her. ...more
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Saturday 11/16: Elizabeth Clark Wessel and Vladisalv Davizon read works in translation along with selections of their own poems. Molasses Books (Facebook), 8pm free. Laurent Binet discuses his new novel, HHhH with Paul La Farge. HHhH (2012) is translated from the French by Sam Taylor. McNally Jackson, 7pm, free. Sunday 11/17: Yvonne Garrett, Elizabeth Keenan, […]
Tags: Andrew Aciman, jason diamond, Jayne Anne Phillips, Jonathan Wilson, Katie Kitamura, McNally Jackson, new york, Nick Laird, Notable NYC, paul auster, Rosie Schapp
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 […]
The deciders of the Publishers Weekly Best 10 list “ignored gender and genre and who had the buzz.” Which is kind of brilliant in a way. Because everyone knows if you ignore things, you can maybe make those things go away.