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Our Endless Numbered Days: A Summer Field Guide

How well do you think you would survive in the wild with only an axe and a knife?

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Dryland: An Excerpt

He laughed. He said, That sign’s just there for the guys who come in to read porn. He made quotes with his fingers when he said read.

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The Scamp: An Interview with Jennifer Pashley

Debut novelist Jennifer Pashley talks about serial killers, Tori Amos, and listening in this Q&A with her editor.

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The Scamp: An Excerpt

One of the twins has his mouth sewn shut.

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Michael Keefe, Annie Bloom’s Books

I would love to spend the day of June 16, 1904 in Dublin, Ireland, looking over the shoulder of Leopold Bloom

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About the Cover: A Hanging at Cinder Bottom

The design process for A Hanging at Cinder Bottom was as smooth as its poker-playing protagonist, Abe Baach.

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On Personal Reconstructions: A Conversation between Sonya Lea & Karen Maeda Allman

The story that you tell in your memoir, Wondering Who You Are, raises some questions about personhood and about identity. What do you think makes us who we are as people?

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A Hanging at Cinder Bottom: An Excerpt

The condemned man wore no shoes.

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Wondering Who You Are: An Excerpt

The night before my husband’s cancer surgery, I stay up to watch him sleep.

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Stephen Sparks, Green Apple

I’m going to cheat by imagining a three-on-three pickup basketball game.

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Border Crossings: A conversation between Forrest Gander and John Benditt

Would you say that borders are important to The Boatmaker more as symbols than as markers of particular geographies?

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Reader, Meet Writer; Writer, Meet Reader

When my book, Our Endless Numbered Days was published I didn’t think I was going to enjoy getting out there and talking to strangers.

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Trompe l’Oeil : An Excerpt

For the Murphys, there was always the house and the idea of the house, one relatively more stable than the other.

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Game of Totes: A Song of Myself

“I swear to you, sitting a throne is a hundred times harder than winning one.” —some probably dead king Yesterday’s big announcement may have drowned out some of the excitement around Electric Literature and Vol. 1 Brooklyn’s epic Game of Totes competition. The best of the best literary tote bags were brought before a panel […]

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The Revolution of Every Day: An Interview with Cari Luna

Cari Luna, author of The Revolution of Everyday, won the Ken Kesey Award for fiction at last night’s Oregon Book Awards. Huge congrats go out to Cari and her editor Meg Storey. Here are Cari and Meg in conversation just before the book’s publication in 2013.

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On Teaching Nicholson Baker

Why You Should Teach Two Books, Each of Which Could Get You Fired

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Adult Onset

She hung up to see her mother cannoning from the crowd, all four-foot-eleven-and-a-half of her, jaunty in her beret, her bling, her snow-blindingly new running shoes, hurrying toward them with a funny splay-foot walk that reminded Mary Rose of Maggie. Was that new?

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Our Endless Numbered Days

It always seems to surprise readers that writers don’t have a huge amount of say in the covers of their books.

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Our Endless Numbered Days: An Excerpt

This morning I found a black-and-white photograph of my father at the back of the bureau drawer. He didn’t look like a liar.

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First Catch Yourself A Squirrel

“I can get you a squirrel next week,” my accountant, Julian, said.

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The Boatmaker: An Interview with John Benditt

“The Boatmaker is a wonderful novel—wonderful as in spectacularly good and wonderful as in full of wonders.”
—John Casey, National Book Award-winning author of Spartina

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Revisiting The Other Side

“Ferociously beautiful and courageous, Johnson’s intimate story sheds light on the perpetuation of violence against women.”
—Starred Kirkus

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Cheers to Lacy M. Johnson

We were thrilled with yesterday’s announcement that Lacy M. Johnson’s The Other Side was selected as a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. To celebrate the news, we thought it fitting to rerun an excerpt from her memoir that first appeared in our Memory issue. Check back tomorrow for an interview with Lacy. […]

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Jalapeño Jelly

And what do I do with this spicy, dangerous, jelly?

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The Boatmaker: An Excerpt

The man of Small Island is dreaming of a wolf.

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