2020 Reading–March

This was a big month for reading, which should come as no surprise as I, like a lot of people,…

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“The Learned Lama”–an excerpt from House of the Ancients and Other Stories

House of the Ancients and Other Stories, my forthcoming story collection (now available for pre-order from the publisher, Press 53),…

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Shakespeare on stage, and in your living room: BlkfrsTV

When I was looking for a place to relocate from Washington DC in 2000-01, I visited Staunton, Virginia, a small…

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Splendid Isolation

I certainly do not want to make light of the present crisis. So many people are sick and so many…

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Stories of Displacement: Fiction, Far from Home

A couple of days ago, I should have been seated before a large crowd of book lovers at the James…

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Virginia Festival of the Book Virtual Panel: Writing the Anthropocene

The Virginia Festival of the Book is an annual event that takes place in and around Charlottesville, VA. The 2020…

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Interview with Chris Register

Chris Register is a Charlottesville, VA writer I bump into from time to time at writing events. We discovered that…

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Virginia Festival of the Book is Canceled

Under any circumstances, I would have been disappointed to learn that the Virginia Festival of the Book had been canceled.…

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Book Tour: North Carolina

A few months ago I realized I would have a window of opportunity in February to do a swing through…

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2020 Reading–February

Only five books finished this month, but, hey, it’s a short month, even with Leap Day! Friend by Paek Nam-nyung…

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