Huge congratulations to Marissa, the fearless web-genius and fabulous writer who designed and built the FWR website. In the just-released Best American Short Stories 2009 (ed. Alice Sebold), her story “Trespassing,” published last year by Tin House, has made the “Distinguished Stories of 2009″ list.
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Mitchell Muncy isn’t the only one misinterpreting Banned Books Week. These puppets, also confused at first about the week’s purpose, gather to “do their part” by banning whatever they can get their paws on — from The Grapes of Wrath (they don’t like wrath) to the phone book (it’s too long). Happily, a muppet-librarian sets [...]
Online-only literary mag Wag’s Revue’s third issue, like its previous two, is full of great features (among them charcoal renderings of scenes from Point Break!), but for fiction’s sake, I’ll stick to–fiction. In addition to stories from Daniel Wallace, Louis Wittig, Gerald Barton, and Donald Dewey, I highly recommend Will Litton’s interview with George Saunders. [...]
L.A.-based writer-readers: On Sunday, October 4th, check out the West Hollywood Book Fair from 10 AM – 6 PM in Hollywood Park (647 N. San Vicente Blvd). In addition to the book fair itself, there will be more than 400 authors and artists in attendance, more than 100 panels and book signings, live performances/events on [...]
You’ve got to hand it to novelist Brad Meltzer for bouncing back from brutal criticism of his novel Book of Lies with this hilarious YouTube video. His grandmother and members of the Little League team he coaches all take a turn quoting, rather gleefully, from published pillories, urging viewers to buy the book so they, [...]
NYCers, head to the New York Public Library this Friday for an exciting LIVE from the NYPL/Askashic event: Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams will discuss his new book, a collection of short fiction and poems called Hello, Sunshine, with that Weedstastic actress of stage-and-screen, Mary-Louise Parker.
When: Friday, September 25, 2009, 6:00pm
Where: Celeste Bartos Forum, Stephen A. [...]
Over at The Fiction Desk, Rob explores why novellas might be ideal subjects for book bloggers; might this, in turn, inspire more novella-writing?
Despite their increasing importance to the industry, bloggers don’t (or rarely) get paid, and so the time they can dedicate to their book coverage is limited by work and family commitments. On top [...]
If you haven’t visited the Features side of FWR this month, I highly recommend it.
- Our most recent offering is an essay with original illustrations by novelist Sarah Van Arsdale about the experience of reading Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain while recovering from a major, invasive surgery.
- T. M. De Vos (of Many Mountains Moving) [...]
Warm congratulations, Uwem. FWR is thrilled that so many more people will know about and read your stories because of this endorsement. And Oprah, kudos for picking a story collection!
Learn more about Say You’re One of Them here; read “An Ex-Mas Feast,” the collection’s first story (previously published in the New Yorker); and check out [...]
Via Jeffrey Rotter: ReadThis is a great organization “devoted to promoting access to books and reading wherever needed.” Among other projects, they helped create a library last spring for the public middle/high school Brooklyn Collegiate.
Now you can help stock this library by clicking here and buying a book (chosen by the school to fill gaps) [...]