BOMB Magazine celebrated its 25th Anniversary year of publishing legendary interviews with an all-star line-up of literary talents featured in BOMB’s Spring 2006 “Living Legends” Anniversary issue.
During a panel discussion on The Novel some years ago, Allan Gurganus eloquently brought the talk about Big Ideas around to LANGUAGE, saying, memorably, “There are those of us who are still loyal at the level of the sentence.”
The relationship between mother, daughter and granddaughter is outlined in Karen Shepard’s novel An Empire of Women.
Alan Warner’s down-dirty characters and Scottish vernacular won him a Somerset Maugham Award for his book Morvern Callar. Amy Hempel e-mailed her queries about home and memory to the “utterly stylish” former railway worker.
Memoir, biography, nonfiction novel—all of these terms apply to My Sister Life, a stunning and disturbing book by poet and novelist Maria Flook.
Bob le Flambeur is a ’50s French heist film in which a small-time hood tries to knock over a casino. It is a film that Raymond Kaiser rents, a film which ironically prefigures the trajectory of an American family in Frederick Barthelme’s eleventh work of fiction, Bob the Gambler.
Amy Hempel, one of our most respected experimental writers, mixes grief and humor to redefine the “story.” In her story collection Tumble Home, Hempel writes about people who have overcome and found everything they need.
Hannah has always been brilliant at depicting people in retreat, not just from the awfulness of their souls, but from the sweetness of them.
Jim Shepard’s first collection of short stories reads like a prize anthology, such is the range and success of Batting Against Castro.