Archive | March, 2014

Guest Post: Samantha James Reviews “The Falling Sky”

The second copy of Pippa Goldschmidt’s The Falling Sky that I gave away after my talk at Village Books on January 26 went to Samantha James. Her review appears in this post.   The Falling Sky is a brilliant first novel by Pippa Goldschmidt.  Jeanette tells her story of balancing the events in her life […]

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Review of “Solar” by Ian McEwan

The British writer, Ian McEwan, is an acknowledged master of the novel form. In Solar, as in his earlier Saturday, a scientist is the central character in a drama that involves his knowledge and professional expertise only tangentially. I say this with some trepidation because I’m sure some readers will want to argue with it […]

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Fiction About Science at AWP 2014

I returned yesterday from Seattle where I attended the national meeting of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). The conference was attended by over 10,000 people, an odd mixture of writers, writing programs, current students in writing programs, publishers and bookstores. The emphasis was definitely academic, and I felt at home with the […]

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