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September 28, 2022

Thao Votang

Thao Votang is a writer and at work on a novel. Votang previously co-edited the online magazine Conflict of Interest and co-founded the gallery Tiny Park.

Start with the nose: Edward Carey’s ‘Plagues & Pearls’ illustrates the first year of the pandemic

"Plagues and Pencils" (University of Texas Press, 2022) documents the first year of the coronavirus pandemic through the eyes of writer, playwright, and illustrator Edward Carey​​. While Carey’s illustrations...

In Adam Soto’s ‘Concerning Those Who Have Fallen Asleep,’ stories that walk through walls, like ghosts

Adam Soto’s collection of ghost stories "Concerning Those Who Have Fallen Asleep" (Astra House, 2022) will be published on September 27. The Austin-based author seamlessly writes through borders and...

Review: ‘Catastrophe’ by Deirdre Danklin

“I dreamed of rain last night.” So begins “Catastrophe” by Deirdre Danklin (Texas Review Press, 2022), which was awarded the 2021 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize. The Baltimore-based author holds an...

Dalia Azim’s ‘Country of Origin’

Dalia Azim’s debut novel, "Country of Origin" (A Strange Object/Deep Vellum), is a fast-paced, multigenerational family saga that takes readers to a city in flames, to the North American...

Irene Roderick and the fine art of improvisational quilt-making

Artist Irene Roderick is one of those people whose kindness and warmth is unmistakable. And when I see Roderick’s work, I don’t think of quilts. Through blocks of color...

Nicky Drayden: Speculating future fictions

Writer Nicky Drayden describes her work as “speculative fiction, with a twist.” She has published three novels: “The Prey of Gods” (Harper Voyager, 2017); “Temper” (Harper Voyager, 2018); and “Escaping...

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