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How to Write a Novel in 30 Short Years: An Interview with Literary Veteran & Grub Debut Novelist Steve Almond

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Steve Almond taught his first class for Grub back in 1998 as one of the organization’s earliest instructors. In the years since, he has taught hundreds of classes, not just at Grub but at Emerson, Boston College, and, most recently, Wesleyan and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. He’s published twelve books, including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His short stories have appeared in the Best American Short Stories, Best American Erotica, Best American Mysteries, and the Pushcart Prize; and his essays have appeared everywhere from the New York Times Magazine to Playboy. …

April 28, 2022 | David Blair

Grub News Interviews New Writing

Talent in the Family: Michelle Hoover on her Mom, Lorene Hoover’s Debut Novel, Milk Without Honey

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This post was originally published on Dead Darlings, a blog about novel writing run by alumni of GrubStreet's Novel Incubator program.

 

“My mother did not move from the bungalow’s doorway. Her apron, stained with baby burp and breakfast grease, seemed to pull down at her narrow shoulders

June 25, 2021 | Pamela Loring

Interviews The Writing Life

Author Interview: Katherine Sherbrooke on Her New Novel, Leaving Coy’s Hill

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This post was originally published on Dead Darlings, a blog about novel writing run by alumni of GrubStreet's Novel Incubator program.

Leaving Coy’s Hill by Katherine Sherbrooke is based on the remarkable life of a little-known pioneering feminist and abolitionist Lucy Stone — the first woman in Massachusetts to earn a college degree, to keep her maiden name, and to fight for women’s rights. Sherbrooke’s beautifully written novel is a fascinating look at timeless issues — how we navigate motherhood and career, to marry or not, and how one fearless woman can spark change in the world. The story is both heart-wrenching …

April 26, 2021 | Tracey Palmer

Books & Reading Interviews

“Be Patient with the Process”: Interview with Memoir Incubator Alum Michelle Bowdler About Her Book IS RAPE A CRIME?

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Grubbie Kristen Paulson-Nguyen interviews fellow Memoir Incubator alum Michelle Bowdler about her memoir Is Rape a Crime? A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto, which was recently longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction. 

September 29, 2020 | Kristen Paulson-Nguyen

Grub News Interviews

Michelle Seaton Interviews Molly Howes on A Good Apology: Four Steps to Make Things Right

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GrubStreet Instructor Michelle Seaton interviewed Memoir Incubator alum Molly Howes about her new book A Good Apology: Four Steps to Make Things Right. This paradigm-shifting book describes how apologies work, why they are so hard, and why they are so essential for rebuilding and maintaining relationships. You can learn more about and purchase the book here

July 21, 2020 | Michelle Seaton

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