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New books: October 8 Week

Here’s a quick look at some of the great fiction out this week. Happy pub day to all!   Camille Acker, Training School for Negro Girls “The lives of the girls and women featured in these stories are rendered with…

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A Closer Look: WARNINGS FROM THE FUTURE

Warnings From the Future is a debut collection of ten short stories by Ethan Chatagnier, published by Acre Books. Chatagnier is clearly interested in playing with form in his work, and a number of these stories allow the form and…

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New books: week of September 24

Here’s a quick look at some of the great books out this week. Happy pub day to all!   Elliot Ackerman, Waiting for Eden Knopf From Kirkus Reviews: “Wounded terribly in Iraq three years ago, a soldier awaits his death…

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Interview: Katya Apekina

CRAFT: Your debut novel, The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish, is written in short sections, with the POV shifting frequently between two main characters, but also giving us glimpses into more ancillary characters through occasional narration, but also…

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A Closer Look: “The Lovers,” by Nick White

Nick White’s story, “The Lovers,” is the opening story in his collection, Sweet & Low, published in June, 2018. Originally published in The Literary Review, this story masterfully uses a point-of-view that moves back and forth between the two main…

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New books: week of September 10

Here’s a quick look at some of the great books out this week. Happy pub day to all!   Diana Evans, Ordinary People Liveright/W.W. Norton From The Guardian: “Ordinary People is much more about the compromises made after the babies have…

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CRAFT Talks and Elements

Since we launched in October 2017, CRAFT has published quite a number of CRAFT Talks and CRAFT Elements on different topics. We’ve gathered them together here. Take some time this holiday weekend to read up on craft, as you prepare…

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New books: week of August 20

Here’s a quick look at some of the great books out this week. Happy pub day to all!   John Larison, Whiskey When We’re Dry Viking From Publishers Weekly: “True Grit meets Yentl in Larison’s evocative debut. In the post-Civil War West, 17-year-old…

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Interview: D. Wystan Owen

CRAFT: Linked collections are so often the best of both worlds: the beauty of a short story combined with the scope of a novel. At what point as you were writing the stories for Other People’s Love Affairs did you…

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New books: week of August 6

Here’s a quick look at some of the great books out this week. Happy pub day to all!   Crystal Hana Kim, If You Leave Me Morrow From Publishers Weekly: “A family struggles to balance tradition and change in Kim’s…

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