I've been hearing about Nick Hornby and his books in the last few months but hadn't read anything by him. Last week I picked up his latest novel, "A Long Way Down."
Terry Gross interviewed him today on Fresh Air and listeners heard him talk about the book, learned what he thinks about being called a writer of "ladlit," and heard his thoughts on book buying versus book reading of which I have to say he's SPOT on!
- My work can be found in REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, Pank, New Delta Review, and Gargoyle #57, among others. 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. Currently, I'm an Associate editor for Narrative Magazine. In 2011, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.