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Sewanee Celebrates Thirty Years
Page One • Where New And Noteworthy Books Begin
The Center for Fiction’s New Home
Small Press Points
For Poetry Daily, a New Era Begins
THE WRITTEN IMAGE
MacDowell’s Young Set to Retire
The Time Is Now • Writing Prompts and Exercises
The Art of Translation • MANY ENGLISHES, MANY CHINESES
SHAPE-SHIFTER • MARLON JAMES, THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE–WINNING NOVELIST WHOSE NEW BOOK, BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF, IS THE FIRST TITLE OF AN EPIC FANTASY TRILOGY, SITS DOWN WITH KIMA JONES FOR A WIDE-RANGING CONVERSATION ABOUT LOS ANGELES, LITERARY FAME, FACEBOOK, AND THE FREEDOM OF GENRE-DEFYING FICTION.
Black Leopard, Red Wolf
Angles of Experience • IN ALL OF HER WRITING, INCLUDING FIVE BOOKS, MOST RECENTLY THE NOVEL LOST CHILDREN ARCHIVE, VALERIA LUISELLI GRAPPLES WITH ENORMOUS QUESTIONS ABOUT IMMIGRATION, INCARCERATION, AND THE INVENTED SPACES OF LANGUAGE AND IDENTITY, NOT BY DWELLING ON THE ANSWERS BUT BY TELLING STORIES AS A WAY TO BETTER ASK THE QUESTIONS.
STILL DANCING • FIFTEEN YEARS IN THE MAKING, ILYA KAMINSKY’S DEAF REPUBLIC, PUBLISHED THIS MONTH BY GRAYWOLF PRESS, IS A DRAMATIC MASTERWORK, A PARABLE-IN-POEMS THAT CONFRONTS THE DARKNESS OF WAR AND TERROR WITH THE BLAZING LIGHT OF “A POET IN LOVE WITH THE WORLD.”
TWENTY-TWO OF THE MOST INSPIRING WRITERS RETREATS IN THE COUNTRY • RECOMMENDED BY TWENTY-TWO OF THE MOST INSPIRING WRITERS
TOP TEN RETREATS FOR EMERGING WRITERS
Reviewers & Critics • MAUREEN CORRIGAN OF NPR’S FRESH AIR
How to Get Paid • LITERARY NONPROFITS
Conferences & Residencies
The Art of Unconditionality