Carter Sickels discusses his new novel, THE PRETTIEST STAR.
Tags: 1980s, A Seahorse Year, AIDS, AIDS crisis, AIDS epidemic, Appalachia, Appalachian, capitalism, Carter Sickels, community, COVID-19, David Weissman, Dorothy Allison, Emma Copley Eisenberg, gay, historical fiction, HIV, homophobia, Hub City Press, LGBTQ, Louise Erdrich, Mike Sisco, Mysterious Skin, Ohio, point of view, POV, queer, queerness, rural, rural America, Scott Heim, Stacey D'erasmo, The Evening Hour, The Prettiest Star, The Third Rainbow Girl, trans, We Were Here
Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman discusses her debut memoir, SOUNDS LIKE TITANIC.
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Jamel Brinkley discusses his debut story collection, A LUCKY MAN.
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Kelly O’Connor McNees discusses her new novel,
Undiscovered Country, the timeliness of its story, and the genre of historical fiction. ...more
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After writing several books (A Friend of the Family, The Explanation for Everything) from a male point of view, Lauren Grodstein’s new novel, Our Short History, is an intimate glimpse into a woman’s life, at a critical juncture between life and death. Karen Neulander, the protagonist of the novel, has a six-year-old boy, Jake, whose father […]
Tags: A Separation, A Seperation, ACLU, adoption, babies, cancer, death, Jaime Herndon, Lauren Grodstein, mother in laws, motherhood, mothers, Mrs. Bridge, Nintento, novels, Our Short History, ovarian cancer, Planned Parenthood, Pod Save America, point of view, Politics, POV, social issues, The Nix, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, The Santa Clarita Diet, The Santa Cliarta Diet
The gamer story. Regardless of its iteration—D&D, Commodore 64, Nintendo, X Box, LARP—there is the hero, and there is the rest of the gang, subjugated as sidekicks and underlings. The gamer story has a long tradition of tropes and structures, arcs and character elements, at the center of which has always been the hero telling […]
Tags: Charles Yu, Electric Literature, fan fiction, Flannery O'Connor, Genius, good country people, Hero Absorbs Major Damage, Los Angeles Times, Mystery and Manners, POV, Sorry Please Thank You, The Life You Save May Be Your Own, The River
The line between fiction and non-fiction has always been blurry, but an author’s choice of genre—be it novel, memoir, or even autobiography—results in different relationships between the reader and narrator. Writing in HTMLGIANT, Art Edwards takes a closer look at these relationships and the effects that genre choice has on the narrative. That’s where the […]
We spend an enormous amount of our lives … thinking about other people, their motives, their desires and their opinions. ...more
Tags: as I lay dying, f. scott fitzgerald, Flexible First Person, Hemingway, point of view, POV, Rob Roberge, Steve Almond, The Great Gatsby, the last tycoon, To Have and Have Not, william gass, writing