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Is Obama Dissing Indie Bookstores?: Monday’s Margins

Serena movie still with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper

Is Obama dissing indie bookstores? Why is self-publishing still scorned by literary awards? Why should anyone make words in the age of the image?

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A Dreamy Look: A Review of Diane Williams’s Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty

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If flash fiction appeals to a new, attenuated attention span among some readers, Diane Williams’s stories reward expanded attention and encourage rereading.

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G-rock, Arkansas: An Interview with Novelist John Brandon

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Although John Brandon is an MFA graduate of the writing program at Washington University in St. Louis, while drafting the novel Arkansas, he “worked at a lumber mill, a windshield warehouse, a Coca-Cola distributor, and several small factories producing goods made of rubber and plastic.”

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Paul Collins

“I don’t know if McSweeney’s could have happened 15 or 20 years ago. It has an almost defining reliance on e-mail.”

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