Celebrated writer Peter Turchi talks art of crafting fiction in San Antonio

Celebrated writer Peter Turchi talks art of crafting fiction in San Antonio

Crafting a story, be it a novel or a short story, is a daunting process. From plotting to developing characters to selecting themes, it can be hard to choose where to begin. To help writers on their journey, celebrated author and creative writing professor Peter Turchi has published his latest book on the craft of […]

Who, What, Why: Jamie-Lee Josselyn on her passion for creative writing and Penn

Who, What, Why: Jamie-Lee Josselyn on her passion for creative writing and Penn

Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences Josselyn says her goal is ‘to find people who will thrive at Penn who might not have found Penn otherwise.’ As associate director for recruitment for the Creative Writing Program, Jamie-Lee Josselyn visits high schools across the country to talk with student writers about opportunities at Penn. A Penn alum, […]

An Interview With Writer Rachel Swearingen

An Interview With Writer Rachel Swearingen

Swearingen’s reading will take place on Thursday, April 6th, at 6 p.m. in the Metzgar Center. It is free and open to the public. Theodore Wolf (TW) : Why do you write? What started you on your writing journey, and why do you write fiction and short stories specifically? Rachel Swearingen (RS) : I’m at […]

Why Sarah Bakewell Tends to Avoid Thrillers and Mysteries

Why Sarah Bakewell Tends to Avoid Thrillers and Mysteries

“Never mind guessing the solution,” says the British author, whose new book is “Humanly Possible.” “I often can’t understand that solution even when it’s explained at the end.” What books are on your night stand? There are no visible ones, because bed is one of the few places where I read e-books: They are so […]

‘I inherited my writing skill from my father’: Shanarei Devi Shanu

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The Business Standard recently sat down with the Lux Superstar turned actor turned writer to discuss Shanu’s versatile career and inspirations Shanarei Devi Shanu. Two of Shanarei Devi Shanu’s books were published at this year’s Ekushey Boi Mela, a poetry book titled ‘Bhalobashar Epaar Opaar’ and a thriller titled Bhokkhok.’ A budding writer some would […]

A Writer’s Book-Stuffed Greenwich Village Studio

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The poet, professor, and translator Richard Howard passed away last March and spent many evenings at W.H. Auden’s apartment in the East Village drinking and talking literature. But one night, he was distracted by Auden’s library: The shelves had started overspilling, forming teetering piles. “Richard was already starting in that direction, and he decided he […]

The World and All That It Holds

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The following is from Aleksandar Hemon‘s The World and All It Holds. Hemon is the author of The Lazarus Project, which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and three books of short stories: The Question of Bruno; Nowhere Man; and Love and Obstacles. He was […]

Deaf Saskatoon writer finds art in his disability

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People with disabilities and those who wish to learn more about the experience of living with a disability are gathering at a conference in Saskatoon this weekend. Presenters will be talking about everything from educating educators about disability, to ableism (discrimination against disabled people), to art and accessibility. CBC Radio’s Blue Sky host Heather Morrison […]

Three Creative Writing Professors Publish Books This Fall at Graywolf Press


Ander Monson, Bojan Louis, and Manuel Muñoz, faculty members in the University of Arizona’s acclaimed Creative Writing MFA Program – which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year – have books published this fall by Graywolf Press , a leading independent publisher. A deep dive into Predator and male American culture First up is Ander […]

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