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Thom Jones: The Pugilist at Rest (in Peace)

Thom Jones was not a one-shot wunderkind so much as a career scrapper who banged back at a world intent on beating the shit out of him. Continue reading

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Tell Me a Story About Your Collection of Stories

Sean Beaudoin talks about what it was like to write, let alone sell, a collection of short stories in 2016. Continue reading

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Girls Gone Old

“I chose to incorporate my physicality and sexuality into my identity as a writer. I liked the attention, but I also hoped in some ways that it would work as a leveler.” Continue reading

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Nonexistent Knights: Italo Calvino, Richey Edwards and the Identity of the Writer

Mysterious disappearances. The Manic’s Richey Edwards dropped off the face of the earth. Calvino shape shifted. What does it offer an author. Philip Marsh on the I and voice of writing. Continue reading

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The Enigmatic and Infinite Juxtaposition of a Sunflower and Oreo: An Interview with Mat Johnson

Helena Baptiste sits down with Mat Johnson to discuss writing, publishing, race, and his new novel LOVING DAY. Continue reading

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Sunday Light and Word – Cycles of Refrain

Searching the angles of chance Continue reading

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The Sun’s Own Room

Jordan Rosenfeld’s dad was a dealer. Selling pot in amounts that could have put him in federal prison. The money bought designer clothes, cars – and decades of uncertainty. Continue reading

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Branding: It Burns – Being an explanation of why for novelists the notion of branding is fraught with peril

Nicola Griffith on the perils of the world of modern publishing, from Twitter to Platforms and back, via the 7th Century. Or how to think like an executive about writing novels… Continue reading

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Smoking Gun, or, Who is Katie Bell?

Gabriel Mason and his literary mentor, whom he calls Bubby, search for a reclusive heiress. Continue reading

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Borne Back Ceaselessly Into the Past: Steinbeck, Nostalgia, Empathy and Amtrak

What does Amtrak’s writer residency program signify about where we are artistically, culturally, and politically today? In 2014 we’re all about nostalgia, yet America’s infrastructure is slowly falling apart. Sean Murphy investigates. Continue reading

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Prowler

“We are all prisoners of our secret wars.” Continue reading

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Five Seasons Center

In the violent crush of the front rows of a 1985 heavy metal concert, author Art Edwards absorbs one of the most important lessons of his writing career. Continue reading

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