The Core of this Story has Been Inside Me All My Life: A Conversation with Author Jeanne Blasberg

Jeanne Blasberg’s debut, Eden, is a sweeping historical novel covering four generations of women in the Meister Fitzpatrick clan. Largely set in an exclusive beachside community, Eden explores what happens when affluence is lost and secrets are revealed. Blasberg gives readers a rare and fascinating multigenerational view of the patterns that are passed on from one generation to the next, revealing the traumas we can heal from and those we can’t

April 25, 2017 | Eve Bridburg

Interviews

Lit Hits: What We're Reading in April

Here at Grub HQ, we're always talking about the books that keep us up at night, the novels we can't put down, the memoirs that call to us over our morning coffees. Every month, we'll share our staff's latest literary obsessions to add to your own never-ending reading list.

 

Eve, Grub's Executive Director, just finished an advanced reader's copy of Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich's totally brilliant book Fact of a Body

April 24, 2017 | GrubWrites

The Writing Life

News from DeadDarlings

This month at the DeadDarlings Office we took a close look at inspirational ideas, first drafts and what it means to build a series.

Discovering Meaning

In an ambiguous world,Finding True North can be difficult. Lisa Birk looks at how to read and write in a world where definitions are unstable.

April 21, 2017 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

Craft Advice The Writing Life

Vol. 7: Val Wang Writes to Dream the Future Into Existence

In the lead up to last year's Muse and the Marketplace conference, we produced a series that explored the experience of working in a dominantly white industry as a person of color

April 20, 2017 | GrubWrites

The Writing Life

Snapshots of a Cuban’s Journey, Or How I Retained My Accent

An organization staffed almost entirely by immigrants and first-generation Americans, we at GrubStreet are as keenly aware of the sheer breadth of "the immigrant experience" as we are the crucial contribution immigrants make to American arts, culture, and society. In defiance of an ethics of exclusion, we’re curating a series of immigrant stories that celebrate and illuminate the plurality of immigrant life

April 20, 2017 | GrubWrites

The Writing Life