Tag Archives: Dan Chaon

A Satisfying Night for The Story Prize

Was it just me, or was this year’s Story Prize event an even better show than usual? Which is not to say that it ever isn’t good—Larry Dark and his finalists never fail to be interesting and lively. And, as I’m fond of pointing out, there are only three of them, which means even the […]


Sunday Links, January 27, 2013

Hello, Like Fire! I’m happy to be here. I’m going to try to give you a roundup of links every Sunday, and try to make them as ecumenical as I can, though I confess to a bias toward genre reading and therefore genre links. If you have anything you’d like me to include in a […]


Strata: Dan Chaon

Dan Chaon’s novel, Await Your Reply (which made it onto a slew of Ten Best lists), is the sort of book that whisks you away immediately and doesn’t let you out of the car for even a brief rest stop until the trip is over. It’s also the sort of book which allows tantalizing peeks, […]


The Short Shelf: Adoption Awareness Month

By Renée M. DeLuca, born Christina Beata Pellini I was born Christina Beata Pellini on January 7, 1964 to Linda Pellini—exactly one week after most states began closing and sealing all adoption records. Thanks to a mutual consent registry, I was reunited with my birthmother when I was 30 years old, just weeks after giving […]