Oh, have I found some online goodies for you this week, my friends!
- A little bit of writerly advice from author and teacher Allegra Goodman.
- It’s Fiction Week over on The American Scholar‘s website, with web-only stories from Maud Casey, Alix Ohlin, Bret Anthony Johnston, Antonya Nelson, and David Huddle.
- This week’s giveaway from the fine folks at Fiction Writers Review is Jake Silverstein’s Nothing Happened and Then It Did.
- Perhaps you, too, can benefit from Colin Harrison’s “Lessons In Novel Writing (Learned the Hard Way).”
- Congratulations to Ron Rash, winner of the Frank O’Connor Award for the short story. (I still tend to think of Ron as a poet first, since he was mainly teaching poetry in my MFA program a decade ago, but I was lucky to receive a copy of the prize-winning collection as a gift from an MFA classmate, and I’ll be reading it very soon!)
- A list of the books featured on Mad Men to date. (via LAReviewofBooks)
- Lydia Davis explains why Madame Bovary merits a new translation.
- Continuing with translation, Susan Bernofsky presents the translation track of the MFA program at Queens College-CUNY.