Other Writers

Some pages and blogs by and about other writers you should know:

Robert Bausch, author of Far as the Eye Can See, and other novels

Charles Baxter, author of the recent Gryphon: Selected and New Short Stories, Soul Thief, The Feast of Love, the essay collection Burning Down the House, and other works.

Robin Black, author of the acclaimed short story collection, If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This

Dan Chaon, author of Await Your Reply and You Remind Me of Me

K.L. Cook , author of The Girl From Charnelle,  Love Songs for the Quarantined, and Last Call

John Dalton, author of Heaven Lake and The Inverted Forest (for a good essay about patience and the writer, check out his Done Yet? Struggling with the Novel)

Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See. If you have not read it, close your computer and buy it now. You will not want to stop once your start.

Amy Greene. Her Bloodroot and Long Man are amazing novels. Read them.

Margot Livesey, writer (MercuryThe House on Fortune Street, Banishing Verona, Eva Moves the Furniture and other novels), teacher (at University of Iowa). Watch for her collection of craft essays, The Hidden Machinery, scheduled to appear in summer 2017.

Stewart O’Nan, author of The Odds, Songs for the Missing, Last Night at the Lobster and Emily, Alone.

Leslie Pietrzyk, author of Pears on a Willow Tree and A Year and a Day and the Drue Heinz prize collection, This Angel on my Chest.  (You’ll find my essay, “20 over 40,” which is about older writers, on her blog.)

Joan Silber, author of Ideas of Heaven and other marvelous books, including Time in Fiction, one of the best craft books I’ve encountered.

Also, one of the most fascinating blogs about writers and books is the Neglected Books blog that Brad Bigelow maintains. As the name suggests, it focuses on books we’ve forgotten or perhaps never noticed.

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