Fa la la, the holidays were scrumptious because a) Kevin took Thursday and Friday off work, b) our friend Pio was in town and we got to see him in action, filming the Super Bowl commercial for Coke, c) we engaged in the Phelan family tradition of going out for pizza on Christmas Eve, then […]
I read Prep, by Curtis Sittenfeld, over the holidays. This book was chosen by the New York Times as one of the ten best books of 2005, alongside Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking, Ian McEwan’s Saturday, and Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore. While I found the book enjoyable, my impression is that […]
Allow me to take a momentary break from my holiday break to mention Ismael Kadare’s story in the New Yorker this week. If Albanian fiction is your thing, you might also enjoy the work of one unsung yet magnificent Jiri Kajane, whose work I’ve had the pleasure of publishing, in translation, of course, in Fiction […]
There are presents to wrap and cakes to bake, not to mention I’ve come down with the flu, so I’ll be taking a break for a few days. Happy holidays!
University of Louisville. Axton Fellowship in Creative Writing. Writers who have received their terminal degree within the last five years in Creative Writing are invited to apply for an Axton Fellowship in Creative Writing. The purpose of these fellowships is to provide recent graduates with time to further their own work, to associate them with […]