Holly Goddard Jones on her new book, The Next Time You See Me, the shift from writing stories to the novel, and the almost unconscious act of drawing details from everyday life to construct fiction.
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A professor of pediatrics writes what she knows in her debut novel: a harrowing portrait of a family facing the illness of a child. A conversation with Janet Gilsdorf.
This week’s feature is Donald Lystra’s debut novel Season of Water and Ice. Lystra, a retired engineer, lives in Ann Arbor and spends part of each summer in northern Michigan, on the Leelanau Peninsula, where this book is set. His short fiction has appeared in many literary journals, including Other Voices, The North American Review, [...]
Donald Lystra, who published his first novel Season of Water and Ice after retiring from a career as an engineer, talks about making the transition from engineering to writing, publishing with a small press, winning a Midwest Book Award, and what people get wrong about the 1950s.