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Countdown to Muse 2015: Micro-Interview 9 (Roxana Robinson)

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The Muse and the Marketplace kicks off on May 1st at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. In anticipation of the conference, we collected micro-interviews written by authors, agents and editors who will be attending the event. This is the ninth in the series.


Micro-Interview with Roxana Robinson, author of Sparta

April 21, 2015 | Info

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Countdown to Muse 2015: Micro-Interview 8 (Sue Miller)

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The Muse and the Marketplace
 kicks off on May 1st at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. In anticipation of the conference, we collected micro-interviews written by authors, agents and editors who will be attending the event. This is the eighth in the series.

 

Micro-Interview with Sue Miller, author of The Arsonist

April 20, 2015 | Info

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2015 GrubStreet Book Prize in Fiction Winner Announced!

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The winner of the 2015 GrubStreet Book Prize in Fiction, which carries a $5,000 cash award, is Josh Weil of Nevada City, CA for The Great Glass Sea, published by Grove Atlantic

March 26, 2015 | Info

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Thievery

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I am a writer, and therefore a thief.

Last week the most recent case in point. A Tweet of a line I liked, one that resonated and is likely percolating in my amoral brain even now: bad decisions I don’t regret. It was, I knew, the spawn of a conversation I’d had over a drink with a new friend. It was, in my mind, fair game. She didn’t fully share that perspective.

“Didn’t we kind of arrive at that phrase together?” I asked.

May 23, 2014 | Ron MacLean

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Avoiding the Trap of Activist Fiction

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It is a truth (almost) universally acknowledged that activists make bad fiction writers. It’s also true that fiction writers – those who spend our lives working to see all sides of the story – make bad activists.

But this doesn’t mean that fiction can’t engage big social issues. Or that politics and fiction can never mix. Witness Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men and Jeanette Winterson’s The Passion and Dana Spiotta’s Eat the Document as three examples of how such matters can be done well.

March 28, 2014 | Ron MacLean

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