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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir

As longtime blog readers know, in 2011 I was invited to serve on the selection panel for that year’s NEA Fellowships. It was a great experience that introduced me to the work of Porochista Khakpour, Tayari Jones, and lots of … Continue reading

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One week left to apply for your National Endowment for the Arts grant

The deadline to apply for a 2014 NEA Literature Fellowship is next Thursday, February 28. Fellowship applications must be filed electronically, which means if you wait till the last minute and the NEA’s computers happen to go down you’ll be … Continue reading

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Appearing this Wednesday night at the University Book Store

I’ll be reading and signing at the U.W. University Book Store this Wednesday, February 20, at 7 PM. Then at 7 PM on Thursday, February 28, I’ll be at the Elliott Bay Book Company. If you can’t make either event … Continue reading

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Attention fellow authors: The NEA is taking applications for its 2014 Prose Literature Fellowships

The National Endowment for the Arts is currently accepting applications for its 2014 Prose Literature Fellowships. I won one of these in 2006, and in 2011 I served on the selection panel for the 2012 Prose Fellowships. If you are … Continue reading

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Happy 2012

Hope your holiday was a good one. Some quick notes to start off the new year: * We are now exactly five weeks out from the February 7 publication date of The Mirage. Yes, I am excited. My first public … Continue reading

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My best of 2011 list, NEA edition

As mentioned previously, I was on the selection panel for this year’s National Endowment for the Arts Prose Fellowships. For my 2011 “best of” list, I wanted to highlight the work of some of my favorite new Fellows. But first, … Continue reading

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NEA Prose Fellowships announced

The National Endowment for the Arts has just announced the recipients of the 2012 NEA Prose Fellowships. I had the honor of serving on this year’s selection panel, so I’m particularly excited to see the winners’ list posted. The 40 … Continue reading

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The National Endowment for the Arts has a new in-house book club…

…and Bad Monkeys got the honor of being the first book they discussed. Yesterday afternoon I spent about forty minutes on a conference call with the club members. I was secretly hoping Dick Cheney would drop by—I think Monkeys would … Continue reading

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