Nicole Vecchiotti, GrubStreet Novel Incubator alum, recently interviewed Meng Jin about her novel Little Gods on Dead Darlings.
Meng Jin’s debut, Little Gods (Custom House, 2020), is an elegant, haunting novel that lingers like an eerie song. What starts on a grand stage—in a maternity ward near Tiananmen Square, where a massacre is about to unfold—becomes an intimate portrait of Su Lan. Amid the tumult of that historic day, Su Lan’s husband goes missing while she delivers her first and only child, Liya. Su Lan, a physicist, eventually emigrates to the United States, where she ...
May 6, 2020 | Nicole Vecchiotti
Janet Rich Edwards, GrubStreet Novel Incubator alum, recently interviewed Lily King about her latest book, Writers & Lovers (Grove Press, 2020). You can join Lily King for her upcoming reading at Brookline Booksmith on Tuesday, March 10th 28th at 7pm.
When I got my hands on an Advance Reader Copy of Lily King’s new novel, Writers & Lovers (Grove Press, 2020), I paused – about a nanosecond – before opening it. Our Novel Incubator class had lovingly dissected King’s last novel, Euphoria, in our effort to learn the craft of long-form fiction. I’ve returned ...
March 6, 2020 | Janet Edwards
“The Best Part is When I'm alone in a Room and Something Magical Happens”: Erin Almond talks to Steve Almond
Read on for an interview with Erin Almond, author of the debut novel Witches’ Dance, faithfully conducted by her husband, author and GrubStreet instructor Steve Almond. Steve has taught at GrubStreet since 1998, and Erin has been taking classes here since 2002.
In anticipation of Erin Almond’s book launch at Harvard Book Store on Wednesday, November 20th, the two authors talk about how to get writing done as a parent, virtuosity in art, and how to handle rejection by separating the writing and the publishing aspects of your projects.
I love my wife’s new novel. But don’t take my word for it. Ramona Ausubel calls ...
November 14, 2019 | Steve Almond
“For me, all of life’s drama is contained in the emotional struggle between two people”: A Conversation with Jeanne Blasberg
Jeanne Blasberg’s new novel, The Nine, hot off the presses in August 2019, is a compelling mother-son story and a campus novel and a coming-of-age- tale and a gripping mystery all wrapped up in one. The follow-up to her award-winning debut novel, Eden, Blasberg’s new book was written and revised at GrubStreet
August 29, 2019 | Christopher Castellani
We always knew the GrubStreet community was bursting with talent, but the stars have recently aligned to bring more book publications between 2018 and 2019 than ever before from students, instructors, staff and other members of the community. That’s why they’re keeping a running list and celebrating by curating a series of conversations between Grubbie authors with new books