Mary Stewart Atwell talks with Alan Heathcock as part of her interview series with writers of rural fiction, undertaken in partnership with The Art of the Rural. The two discuss Heathcock’s debut collection, Volt, as well as his Midwestern influences, film, politics, and more.
In Part II of Peter Geye’s interview with Shann Ray, the authors continue their discussion of Ray’s novel American Copper, as well as the rewards of working with good editors, “what makes fiction go,” the lyric in fiction, and more.
Last week’s feature was Robert Boswell’s new novel, Tumbledown, and we’re pleased to announce the winners: Julia Ray (@jraymac31) Sara Levine (@levinehere) Dan Hamilton (@djhamilton) Congrats! To claim your free copy, please email us at the following address: winners [at] fictionwritersreview.com If you’d like to be eligible for future giveaways, please visit our Twitter Page and “follow” us! Thanks to all of you who are fans. We appreciate your support. Let us know your favorite new books out there!
This week’s feature is Robert Boswell’s new novel, Tumbledown, which was published last week by Graywolf. Boswell is the author of six previous novels, three story collections, and two books of nonfiction. He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Iowa School of Letters Award for Fiction, a Lila Wallace/Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, the PEN West Award for Fiction, the John Gassner Prize for Playwriting, and the Evil Companions Award. He’s also published more than 70 stories and essays, which have appeared in such places as the New Yorker, Best American Short Stories, […]
Robert Boswell’s new novel adopts an unusual point of view: unreliable omniscience. And though the author’s execution of this bizarre form is provocative when it finally culminates, that’s not the reason Tumbledown is such an absorbing read.
Last week’s feature was Ben Stroud’s debut collection, Byzantium, and we’re pleased to announce the winners: Dina Del Bucchia (@DelBauchery) Brian Ralph Short (@heystorytellers) TaffyBrodesser-Akner (@taffyakner) Congrats! To claim your free copy, please email us at the following address: winners [at] fictionwritersreview.com If you’d like to be eligible for future giveaways, please visit our Twitter Page and “follow” us! Thanks to all of you who are fans. We appreciate your support. Let us know your favorite new books out there!
This week’s feature is Ben Stroud’s debut collection, Byzantium, which won the Bakeless Fiction Prize and was recently published by Graywolf. Stories in Byzantium originally appeared in such places as Harper’s, Ecotone, The Boston Review, One Story, Electric Literature, and New Stories from the South. Originally from Texas, Stroud holds a BA in English and History from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA in Fiction and a PhD in Twentieth-Century American Literature from the University of Michigan. He has received residencies from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and has taught literature and creative writing at universities in […]
Kyle Minor talks with Ben Stroud about his debut story collection, Byzantium, released this week from Graywolf. The two discuss story origins, the importance of delivering story, and how some writers get bogged down writing about history.
Philip Graham talks with his former student, Ted Sanders, about Sanders’s debut collection No Animals We Could Name, the transcendence of the ordinary, the role animals play in his fiction, and his forthcoming middle-grade reader fantasy series, The Keepers, which will debut from HarperCollins next year with its first volume: The Box and the Dragonfly.