The Wednesday Web Browser for Writers

  • “Oronte Churm” asked MFA directors at Michigan, Syracuse, Irvine, Alabama, the Michener Center, and Ohio University for their thoughts on digital thesis deposits. Here’s how they responded.
  • Chris Fischbach is right: listening to Norah Labiner’s reading at Prairie Lights in Iowa City is great fun. (Especially since I’ve read and reviewed Labiner’s book, German for Travelers: A Novel in 95 Lessons.)
  • Maureen Corrigan reflects on William Trevor and his newly released collection of short stories.
  • My subscriber copy of The Writer magazine arrived on Monday, and it’s quite an issue. I’m in there again (this time with a guide to the upcoming Association of Writers & Writing Programs [AWP] conference), and I’ve got some amazing company: Jim Shepard, Betsy Lerner, Dani Shapiro, and more. Check out the table of contents.
  • Also just arrived in the mail: the latest issue of Vanity Fair, which includes a lovely feature on Atlanta’s literary ladies (including Jessica Handler, one of our wonderful Winter Blog Tour hosts!).
  • Author and professor Aurelie Sheehan, in The New York Times, on Arizona.