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Better Late Than Never Dept.: The PEN 2014 Literary Award Shortlist

Sometimes I’m late in keeping current with literary competition news here, and then sometimes I’m criminally late. My lack of commentary on the PEN 2014 Literary Awards would fall into that last category, unfortunately. So I’m going to do my best to catch us all up, starting with the fact that PEN America announced the […]


Yours Truly

The new issue of PEN America, Correspondences, is about exactly that—literature as an exchange of words: “letters from writers to readers, from writers to the world.” In addition to some good fiction, drama, poetry, and graphic pieces there are a couple of published correspondences—which always make me feel vaguely voyeuristic, like I’m giving in to […]