Sound Quality: Henriette Lazaridis on Pat Barker's Noonday

We've all had that moment as readers when we stumble across a sentence in a novel or essay that sings to us from the page. There are sentences we want to wrap our tongues around, that we speak aloud just to revel in their aural qualities. For each installment of this series, Henriette Lazaridis chooses a single sentence from a work of literature and shows us why it is music to our ears.

This month's installment focuses on Pat Barker's use of verb tenses in her novel Noonday--in one sentence in particular that moves nimbly between ...

April 26, 2017 | Henriette Lazaridis

Craft Advice Read

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