Kate Bernheimer reminded me fairy tales are not only for adults. Kate Chopin showed me that sometimes your character has to die to live.  Mary Gaitskill gave me boldness. Harper Lee taught me in and out of school.  Alice Munro showed me how to peel the layers back on a story and to take it in… Continue reading #ReadWomen2014

Writer Crush: Mary Gaitskill

It's happened: I've fallen in love/lust. I think this one might be the real deal. Of all my literary relationships, this one may be the most passionate. In the way that Raymond Carver cuts me with his seemingly simplistic renderings of everyday life and pain. In the way that John Cheever mystifies me by pulling… Continue reading Writer Crush: Mary Gaitskill