...for something good to read this spring, Dan Wickett has written about some of the books he's looking forward to reading in Scott Esposito's Quarterly Conversation.
I already have Gina's Frangello's book and Nic Kelby's book. I've ordered Kellie Well's "Skin," and am eagerly awaiting Chimamanda's Ngozi Adichie "Half of a Yellow Sun."
Some pleasant surprises: Liesel Litzenburger has a novel coming out! (I just finished her novel-in stories and loved it!!) and T.C. Boyle is also coming out with a new novel.
- 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.