Q&A With Author & Grub Board Member Alice Hoffman

GrubStreet runs on coffee, printer ink, and community. Our "Meet a Grubbie" series features just some of the Grubbies who make our community strong. In this special edition, meet Alice Hoffman, GrubStreet board member and beloved author of over thirty novels, including Practical Magic, and it's long-awaited prequel, The Rules of Magic (on sale October 10!) We asked Alice some burning questions in the lead up to GrubStreet's Lit Up Gala on October 5th, where Alice will be honored with the Grubby Award.


At Grub, we’re huge fans of Practical Magic. What can we expect from The Rules of ...

September 19, 2017 | GrubWrites

Meet a Grubbie

Best of the Web 09/18/17

Thrice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.

In Episode 42 of "TK with James Scott," Grub Instructor Shuchi Saraswat recommends her favorite summer reads and talks about her recent essay in Tin House, "The Art of the Sentence: Michael Ondaatje."

"I want to steal this sentence. I long to make it my own. It lends itself to theft, those vague pronouns unclaimed. It’s hard to find the precise origins of any story, fiction or not, so why not begin with a dream? Taken from ...

September 18, 2017 | GrubWrites


Lit Hits: What We're Reading in September

Here at Grub HQ, we're always talking about the novels keeping us up at night, the poems that call to us over our morning coffees, and those un-put-down-able memoirs you'll find us reading while walking through four lanes of traffic [Ed.'s note: all walk-reading is performed by Grub's trained extreme readers; do not try this at home]. Every month, we'll share our staff's latest literary obsessions to add to your own never-ending reading list.

September 15, 2017 | GrubWrites

Read The Writing Life

Writing as Renovation: An Evening With Celeste Ng

In late August, members and friends of the GrubStreet Writers of Color Group met with award-winning author Celeste Ng to talk craft, process, and publishing. Celeste's debut novelEverything I Never Told You, has won multiple awards and was a New York Times bestseller, Amazon's #1 Best Book of 2014, and on the Best Book of the Year lists of over a dozen outlets. Her second novel, Little Fires Everywhere, was released on Tuesday. Writers of Color Group members Kayti Lahsaiezadeh and Shirley Jones Luke reflect on the experience.


Members of GrubStreet's ...
September 14, 2017 | GrubWrites

The Writing Life

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Dream

My daughters have been obsessed lately with the soundtrack to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.


And though I’ve grown tired of it looping endlessly on repeat, the English teacher in me loves to sing along whenever the narrator croons to young Joseph: If you can interpret you will go far. If you can interpret you’ll be a star.


September 13, 2017 | Ben Berman

The Writing Life