Herstory Manifesto as a Mazy Cloudiness

April 11, 2022

Or, Epic Outtakes from The Maze of Transparencies: Penelope and...

Announcing the Finalists for the 2021 Big Other Book Award for Fiction!

March 28, 2022

We are excited to announce the finalists for the 2021...

Stanley Elkin on Writing, Sentences, Fiction, and More

May 11, 2022

  Happy birthday, Stanley Elkin! Here are some quotes from his books and interviews:   "Make a thing that never was."   "I don't believe...

Thomas Pynchon on History, Truth, “Living Inside the System,” Death, and More.

May 8, 2022

  Happy birthday, Thomas Pynchon! 85, today! Here is Against the Day's Jesse's school essay on "What It Means to Be an American," in its...

Annie Dillard on Art, Life, Reading, and Writing

April 30, 2022

Happy birthday, Annie Dillard! 77, today! Here are some quotes from her writing: "Write as if you were dying. At the same time, assume you...