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Friday Finds for Writers

Treasure ChestWriting-related resources, news, and reflections to read over the weekend.

  • Shirley Jackson’s biographer, Ruth Franklin, revisits the reception accorded “The Lottery” when it was published in The New Yorker in 1948.
  • Over on Fiction Writers Review, Aaron Burch interviews Matt Bell (I had the pleasure of hearing Matt read from his new novel here in New York a couple of weeks ago, so I found this interview especially interesting).
  • Another recent literary event on my calendar: Monday evening’s panel at my neighborhood Barnes & Noble featuring author Rebecca Lee, Doug Stewart (Lee’s agent), and longtime Atlantic fiction editor, C. Michael Curtis. After the event, I bought a copy of Lee’s new collection, which Janet Maslin reviewed this week for The New York Times.
  • If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I try to participate in the #StorySunday efforts each week. But there’s a new weekend project that’s getting my attention, too: #SundaySentence, launched by David Abrams.
  • It looks as though the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships are about to get a big boost–see the Poetry Foundation’s announcement.
  • Have a great weekend, everyone. See you back here on Monday!

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    1. Erika, hi. Thanks for all the useful stuff you make available. In particular, thank you very much for the link to David Abrams #sundaysentence. I don’t do twitter at all, so would have no idea this was there, waiting.

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