Catherine Gammon, author of Sorrow, has been quite busy writing a number of astute and discerning book reviews for several online literary journals. Her careful and honest critique provides insight and thought-provoking discourse.
excerpts from new and forthcoming titles, announcements about book tours, readings, and relevant links
At San Francisco Zen Center Sangha News, Catherine Gammon reviews The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women, a collection of koans and stories from Buddhist women.
BAB launches our new imprint Alleyway Books, and we welcome our newest author Michael Gerhard Martin, whose story collection, Easiest If I Had A Gun will be the inaugural Alleyway publication.
frank discussion by guest authors, editors, agents, and publishers who share insights into the literary life
Sandra Gail Lambert
Robert Yune: As the title suggests, memory plays an important role in this novel. In general, what is the value of memory nowadays, especially in a society where seemingly everything is recorded, tracked, or documented?
Braddock Avenue Books: Your first novel, Borrowed Horses, clearly indicates that you have a very special relationship with horses, that you’ve spent a lot of time with them. It’s more than just a love; it’s like the horse is part of you. How does this kind of relationship develop?
Robert Yune: I first read Geni’s work in 2011. I was the fiction editor of The Fourth River, and our readers had passed on a story to me with enthusiastic notes: “Stuck w/ me long after I finished,” “DROP EVERYTHING, READ NOW.” And I did.
general cultural commentary and ruminations about noteworthy books by new, established, and classic writers
Creative expression isn't for the faint of heart--especially during uneasy times, when creative workers have an important decision to make about whether to engage with or ignore contemporary circumstances. One artist who unflinchingly chooses engagement is comics journalist Joe Sacco.
Thanks to a collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh creative writing program and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Braddock Avenue Books co-founder Robert Peluso had the chance to talk live with novelist Ian McEwan about novellas, Nabokov, the idea of the book, and living the literary life.
Joe Schuster, author of the novel The Might Have Been, recently invited me to participate in The Next Big Thing – a kind of “chain blog” among writers designed to share news about recent or forthcoming work. Thanks, Joe, for tagging me for The Next Big Thing!