Review of New Maile Meloy Novel

Though I’m rather late to posting this, I’d like to share a link to my review for Maile Meloy’s new novel, Do Not Become Alarmed. This is the kind of literary novel which becomes increasingly tough to put down as the story unfolds, making it especially fun to recommend to a wide swath of readers. My review can be found at the wonderful Chapter 16.

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Review of Gail Godwin’s Latest Novel

I’m pleased to share this review I wrote for Gail Godwin’s fascinating new novel Grief Cottage. This one kept surprising me, and I have special affection for books that don’t allow me to pin them down. My review is up today at the estimable Chapter 16.

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New Fiction in Shenandoah

I’m thrilled to share that I have a short story in the new issue of Shenandoah. “Eufaula” is, in some ways, this native Nashvillian’s love letter to the salty dog songwriters of a certain generation. I can’t help but have a special affection for those old bastards. And I’m grateful that this story has found an ideal home in a wonderful journal–one I’ve long admired. You can read my story (and the rest of the great issue) here.

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Feature on ETSU and Ishion Hutchinson

My most recent piece for Chapter 16 allowed me to write a little about recent NBCC-winning poet Ishion Hutchinson’s work (go read him, please) and about ETSU’s upcoming Creative Writing Festival, where Hutchinson will be the keynote speaker. Looks like it’ll be a great event. You can find this feature piece on Chapter 16.

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Review of Michael Knight’s Linked Story Collection

I had the chance to review Michael Knight’s new story collection, Eveningland, which focuses on the relationship between affluence and upheaval in the lives of characters in Mobile Bay. These stories are pretty much impossible to put down once you pick them up. You can read my review at the marvelous Chapter 16. 

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Review of Bren McClain Debut Novel

I’m happy to share my most recent review for the Humanities Tennessee writers’ lair, Chapter 16. This debut novel, One Good Mama Bone by Bren McClain, may have been a little perplexing, given that one of its point of view characters is a mother cow. But I really do admire it when writers take big swings and commit to their choices. You can read my review over at Chapter 16.

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New Q&A with Bret Anthony Johnston

This piece was a fun one—I had the chance to ask Bret Anthony Johnston some questions about his writing process, skateboarding, and his terrific 2014 novel, Remember Me Like This. The Q&A is up today at Chapter 16.

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