The writer and critic Terry Castle–described by the late Susan Sontag as “the most expressive, most enlightening literary critic at large today”- has taught at Stanford University since 1983. Her scholarly interests include eighteenth-century British fiction, the Gothic novel, Jane Austen, the First World War, English art and culture of the 1920s and 1930s, autobiography
First thing: If you haven’t seen the above video clip, drop whatever you’re doing and watch it right now. The thing has taken up permanent residence in my mind ever since I first saw it a few days ago, and rarely a minute goes by in which somewhere deep in my skull the phrases “Fuckin
AWP was big and shiny, smelled like a cinnamon roll, and filled with a whole lot of writers. The ratio of those with glasses to those without glasses was considerably higher than it is in the general population. Denver is clean (by Tucson standards) and the liquor there is expensive (again, also by Tucson standards).
We’ll be switching online submission managers from manuscripthub to submishmash on April 1st. At that time we’ll begin accepting online submissions to our contests. Thanks to manuscripthub for their service and hard work. We’ve had a great relationship with them. And thank you to those who have been waiting for the online submissions manager. All
Jim Shepard has written an excellent appreciation of the late John Hawkes, who is probably (IMO) one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century. Nobody wrote like he did. He wrote the most nightmarish fiction I can possibly think of, weird dreamlike wordscapes in which characters seemed to float from point to point, regardless