I am delighted to be a part of The Next Big Thing, the “authors and the authors who love them” weblog chain in which I answer questions about what I’m working on and get to introduce you to two gifted friends and writers. Ruth Ozeki tagged me for this, and her long-awaited novel, A Tale for the Time Being, is coming out in March. I got a sneak peak at it in…Continue
What kind of mother are you? Who was your mother, really? And your grandmother?
If you are out there, Asian and Asian-American writers, consider this. The Tao of Parenthood. It is an anthology edited by Anh Nguyen Merrick and also Grace Talusan, who I met when she was the judge of the Grub Street National Book Award last year. Thank you, Grace. She wrote a beautiful blurb for…Continue
Several years ago, I met Amy Scholder when she came to visit the Goddard MFAW residency. With more than twenty years experience in literary and political publishing, Amy had just been named Editorial Director at the Feminist Press after a career that began at City Lights Books, and…Continue
Nicola Morris started off British, but now lives in Vermont, and is an expert on, among other things, the golem as a figure for post-Holocaust humanity. Nicky is the co-editor of Alchemy of the Word, and her contribution, excerpted here, speaks of the power of books to save lives and change lives,…Continue