Archive for July, 2014

This sort of goes along with the last post about being mistaken for your protagonist. That would be fictionalizing yourself. But what about fictionalizing other people, or having other people mistake themselves for fictional characters based on small details you’ve procured from them to use in a story? This has happened to me with my […]


Cool essay by Catherine Lacey in BuzzFeed about being interviewed about your book and being mistaken for your protagonist. Somebody once said, all fiction is memoir, or something like that. Maybe it is, but not exactly. She says: I realized that when reporters tease out similarities between novelists and their protagonists, it’s not only boring and lazy, […]


It’s taking place July 26 and 27 this year on Governor’s Island. Details are here. It’s presented by the Poetry Society of New York. Here’s the lineup and schedule of readings. From their site: The New York City Poetry Festival has been honored to present such award-winning writers as Mark Strand, Yusef Komunyakaa, Patricia Smith, Dorothea Lasky, Cornelius Eady […]


Listen to Julia Fierro on “Other People” here. I’m happy to hear her on there. She talks about her background growing up, NYC, her new novel, Cutting Teeth, and lots of other good stuff. Check it out.