My tbr list grows longer with the addition of Cynthia Ozick’sForeign Bodies.
I met writer Nancy Williams about a dozen years ago when we were classmates in an historical novel workshop at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival. I’m happy to introduce Nancy’s new website, which focuses on her “grand passion”: piano. I am particularly taken with an interview that Nancy conducted with Jennifer Rosner, author of the memoir, If a Tree Falls: A Family’s Quest to Hear and Be Heard.
I may have mentioned that I’ve grown a wee bit weary of all the opinion pieces on creative writing/MFA programs. This article is something an exception (the comments from George Saunders are especially good and smart).
Erika Dreifus is a freelance writer and book publicist. She is also the editor and publisher of The Practicing Writer, a free (and popular) e-newsletter that features opportunities and resources for fictionists, poets, and writers of creative nonfiction.
A high-ranking Nazi’s wife and a Jewish doctor in prewar Berlin. A Jewish immigrant soldier and the German POWs he is assigned to supervise. A refugee returning to Europe for the first time just as terrorists massacre Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. A son of survivors and the family secrets modern technology may reveal. These are some of the characters and conflicts that emerge in Quiet Americans, in stories that reframe familiar questions about what is right and wrong, remembered and repressed, resolved and unending. Portions of the proceeds from sales of Quiet Americans are being donated to The Blue Card. Quiet Americans has been named a 2012 Sophie Brody Medal Honor Title (American Library Association) and recognized as a “Notable Book” (The Jewish Journal) and “Top Book” (Shelf Unbound).
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