Monthly Archives: June 2011

Latest Cat13 News!

If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, hop on over to The Rumpus and read my essay: “Where I Write #12: A Stable in the Floodplain” (don’t forget to click the link in the last paragraph to see how bad the floodwaters are in Nebraska and Iowa).

For the upcoming issue of Grey Sparrow Journal, I have been promoted to associate editor– exciting!!

Over at InDigest Magazine, I will soon be taking over as Blog Editor while I continue reviewing films. Very killer! (My latest review for the film One Lucky Elephant should appear soon.)

I’ve also picked up a couple sweet new gigs at PANK Magazine as well: I’m reviewing books and serving as a first reader for submissions!! (My review for Johannes Göransson’s new Entrance to a colonial pageant in which we all begin to intricate will be posted on the PANK blog on July 8. Reviews for Adam Novy’s The Avian Gospels, Christian TeBordo’s The Awful Possibilities and Darby Larson’s The Iguana Complex will be forthcoming soon after.)

All in all, I’d say this summer is off to a really good start!!

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Women Writers Who Are Better Than V.S. Naipaul (A Facebook Thread)

Last Friday on Facebook, I began a thread to deconstruct V. S. Naipaul’s claim that no woman writer was/is equal to him. It turns out it didn’t take much effort to compile a fantastic list of women writers who are not only equal to Naipaul in any measurable capacity but superior and, more importantly, infinitely more readable. Here is the thread in its entirety:

Female Authors [off the top of my head] who I like better than V.S. Naipaul: Zadie Smith, Monica Ali, Flannery O’Connor, Ann Beattie, Patricia Lear, Catherine Texier, Amy Hassinger, Karen Russell, Toni Morrison, Yiyun Li, Tea Obreht, Amy Hempel, Marilynne Robinson, Jane Smiley, Mary Robison, Katherine Dunn, Aimee Bender, Joan Didion, JANE AUSTEN, ZZ Packer…

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