Interview with Alexander Chee
“I thought I could write it as a kind of fairy tale, an uncanny gloss on the history of the time. And then I realized it was so much more essential than that, that the novel needed to be a kind of changeling of history, an uncanny counterfeit of a 19th century celebrity autobiography, full of gossipy, showy, even unbelievable stories meant to show how important a person was. Within that, I tell another story.”
Read the whole interview here.
Literary New Orleans: December 2016
Monday the 5th
Reading and signing with Andrea Panzeca for her chapbook, Rusted Bells and Daisy Baskets, Garden District Book Shop, 6 PM
Tuesday the 6th
Discussion and signing with Scott Solomon featuring his book, Future Humans: Inside the Science of Our Continuing Evolution, Garden District Book Shop, 6 PM
Read more here.
Bayou Magazine’s Contests are Open!
Announcing Bayou Magazine’s James Knudsen Prize for Fiction and Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry. Deadline is January 1st. Reading fee: $20. Winners in each category receive $1,000 and a year’s subscription to Bayou Magazine. Finalists will be named on our website, and all entries will be considered for publication.
Fiction judge: Anne Raeff
Fiction Contest Guidelines
Poetry judge: Myung Mi Kim
Poetry Contest Guidelines
Take a look at Benjamin Sutton’s poem, which won the 2012 Murphy Prize for Poetry!