Suspend Your Disbelief

Carolyn Gan

Contributing Editor

Carolyn Gan is a writer and event producer who has produced events with authors and cultural figures for 826LA, the New York Public Library, the Rubin Museum of Art, San Francisco’s City Arts & Lectures, and Canteen Magazine, among other organizations. She participated in the Reader’s Committee for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. She studied creative writing at the University of California, San Diego, with Quincy Troupe, Fanny Howe, and Eileen Myles, and her poetry and short fiction have appeared in various publications. Carolyn admires the quirky stories of Amy Hempel, Wells Tower, and Lorrie Moore, and the novels of Yannick Murphy, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Joan Didion. She lives in Los Angeles.


Articles

Shop Talk |

Stories We Love: "A Change of Fashion"

Carolyn Gan is a writer and event producer who has produced events with authors and cultural figures for 826LA, the New York Public Library, the Rubin Museum of Art, San Francisco’s City Arts & Lectures, and Canteen Magazine, among other organizations. She participated in the Reader’s Committee for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. She studied creative writing at the University of California, San Diego, with Quincy Troupe, Fanny Howe, and Eileen Myles, and her poetry and short fiction have appeared in various publications. Carolyn admires the quirky stories of Amy Hempel, Wells Tower, and Lorrie Moore, […]


Reviews |

Journal of the Week: Lapham's Quarterly

Our latest Journal of the Week, Lapham’s Quarterly, is a true curator of culture. By juxtaposing the old and the new, Carolyn Gan says in this profile, it’s the “literary equivalent of a really good mix tape, where obscure songs of various styles come together to tell you something more about the music.”


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Journal of the Week: Flyway

Carolyn Gan is a writer and event producer who has produced events with authors and cultural figures for 826LA, the New York Public Library, the Rubin Museum of Art, San Francisco’s City Arts & Lectures, and Canteen Magazine, among other organizations. She participated in the Reader’s Committee for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. She studied creative writing at the University of California, San Diego, with Quincy Troupe, Fanny Howe, and Eileen Myles, and her poetry and short fiction have appeared in various publications. Carolyn admires the quirky stories of Amy Hempel, Wells Tower, and Lorrie Moore, […]


Interviews |

The Nuance of Noir: An Interview with Edwidge Danticat

Renowned for her stirring and insightful stories about Haitian life, Edwidge Danticat recently turned her eye to genre as the editor of Haiti Noir, part of Akashic Books’ noir series. The book was published in December, following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Danticat discusses the disaster’s impact on the book and the way that noir captures some of the mystery, darkness and complexity of her homeland.



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