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April 8, 2015      

Notes From Elsewhere: Word Riot Author Updates, Great Essays + More

Confluence Book CoverHello, Rioters! We have a few WR Author updates today, in addition to all the usual literary link goodness, so let’s get started.

Merle Drown, whose flash fiction piece “What They Did To Her” appeared here in 2008, has a new novel out,  Lighting The World.

Sandra Marchetti, whose poem “Semblance” appeared here last November, has a full length book of poems out, Confluence. The Rumpus gave it a review last month.

Queen’s Ferry Press announced it will publish Anthony Varallo’s collection, Everyone Was There, December 2016. Varallo’s short story “He Could Play the Clarinet” appeared here in February.

I’ve read some great essays lately, so let’s highlight a few of them:

The 2014 VIDA Count is out, and the results are so-so on the gender parity front, but particularly dismal when it comes to women of color.

Emily St. John Mandel has won The Morning News Tournament of Books for her novel, Station Eleven (one of my favorite books I read last year).

And speaking of favorites/excellent books: The Oyster Review has compiled a list of the 100 Best Books of the Decade (So Far), and it’s filled with so many great books that I’ve either read or have been meaning to read, so if you’re looking for reading recommendations, start there.

That’s all for now, friends. See you next time.

Notes From Elsewhere is brought to you by Sara Habein, who doesn’t pretend to be the first to know anything. 

Currently reading: 

The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt

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