July

Ready or not: residency!

Tomorrow I leave home to attend a writers residency. I'm lucky to have this opportunity -- four weeks in a beautiful place where I'm put up and fed and allowed to work. I'm grateful for the solitude and the time I'll have there as well as for the support ...

June

20 Under 40 Angst

Last week The New Yorker announced its “20 under 40” list of the most promising American fiction writers under the age of 40, and the only people who seem to be happy are the 20 people who made it onto the list and their agents. The unhappiest folks are p ...

My First Blog Post

I approach this, my very first blog post ever, with some trepidation. I've tended to look down on this medium as self-indulgent and contributing to the general mediocritization of everything. I haven't really changed my mind about that. Most blogs are sel ...