Boris is a middle-aged grocer with a stained t-shirt and a big grin. He prefers customers who pay in cash, and he tosses apples to the latchkey kids who come by after school. He donates blood as often as he can. He’s unfazed by needles and knows that his blood type – O negative – […]
Conditions of Creativity: Rebecca Handler and Vendela Vida in Conversation In this conversation, conducted via email in June, the two writers discuss their working methods, the power of setting in fiction, the importance of endings, and the need to find space to write. Read more
The hardest part of cancer is walking into the infusion center week after week. The hardest part is smelling the alcohol swabs, wearing yet another wristband, and seeing the avocado drawing with the caption, “You guac!” The hardest part is answering the same questions about my birthday, whether my insurance has changed, and if I […]
I am delighted to share that my novel Edie Richter is Not Alone is longlisted for The Center for Fiction’s 2021 First Novel Prize!! Edie would be shocked and nervous about so many people learning her awful secret. There are so many wonderful books on this list.