Listening to Nadine Gordimer speak this afternoon on Dick Gordon's The Connection I was struck by how elegant and intelligent she sounded--much like her prose. Several times she moved me to tears as she discussed the threat to the written word by the image, the power and truth of fiction versus the truth of non-fiction, the AIDS epidemic, and Nelson Mandela.
Proceeds from the sale of the anthology, Telling Tales will go toward AIDS/HIV prevention, research and medicine.
- Originally from Vermont, I now live in North Carolina. My work can be found in recent issues of REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, and Pank, among others, and forthcoming from Gargoyle #57 and REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. For two years I worked as an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. Currently, I serve as a mentor for Dzanc's Creative Writing Sessions. I'm working on two novels and a short story collection. In May, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.