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Posts Tagged ‘Danielle LaVaque-Manty’

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Some Sentences Are Just Badly Behaved: An Interview with Catherine Lacey

“I think that the whole project of fiction is that you’re asking somebody to leave themselves and be somebody else in this fictive space”: Catherine Lacey talks with Danielle Lavaque-Manty about short fiction, identity shedding, the poetics of sentences, and more.


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Simultaneous Sweetness and Conflict: An Interview with Polly Rosenwaike

“I wanted to explore how the uniquely female experiences of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding might impact women who otherwise often try to resist traditional gender roles”: Polly Rosenwaike talks with Danielle LaVaque-Manty about her debut collection, Look How Happy I’m Making You.


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Facing the Scary Thing in the Dark: An Interview with Holly Goddard Jones

“I wrote big swaths of this book operating on instinct, and I had a lot of luck with the instincts later bearing fruit”: Holly Goddard Jones with Danielle LaVaque-Manty on dystopian fiction, Cracker Barrel, and The Salt Line, out this week from G.P. Putnam’s Sons.


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Book of the Week: Season of Water and Ice, by Donald Lystra

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, Passages North, and The Greensboro Review. A story called “Family Way,” which eventually grew into Season of Water and Ice, appeared in Cimarron Review in 2006, and an excerpt from the book appeared in Natural Bridge in 2009. This is his first novel. This novel […]




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