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The Western Wind

The Western Wind

Harvey's brilliance lies in her ability to humanize and complicate her characters, to give them lives and loves and losses, jealousies and pain and secrets.

Washington Independent Review of Books

Blog Post

I Need to Read More Lauren Groff

I read an interview on The New Yorker blog with Lauren Groff the other day and I realized that I need to read more of her work. And by more I mean any at all because, somehow, I have thus far missed out on her genius.

June 09, 2018

Book Review

The Overneath

The Overneath

In this fantastical collection, flawed characters face the unintended consequences of their actions.

Washington Independent Review of Books

Book Review

Beast: A Novel

Beast: A Novel

A deeply philosophical tale that explores the grey areas between reality and fantasy.

Washington Independent Review of Books

Blog Post

Morning Pages

Last week was a tough week for creative work. I had family coming in from out of town and I hosted dinner for 18 on Friday, which means my creative work really was just cooking. Which is fun for me. Especially since I was trying out a couple of new recipes this year (and they were successful!).

November 08, 2016

Book Review

The Wake: A Novel

The Wake: A Novel

Powerless, damaged, and damned, Buccmaster of Holland is an unsettling character and his story is as disturbingly human as they come.

Washington Independent Review of Books

Book Review

Up the Hill to Home

Up the Hill to Home

Yacovissi shines in her descriptions of daily life, whether that life is taking place in Civil War-era Washington as Jubal Early and his Confederate troops are closing in, or in the crowded mid-1930s household that Lillie calls home as the book begins.

Washington Independent Review of Books

Interview

An Interview with Contributor, Rick DeMarinis

We recently interviewed Rick DeMarinis, whose story “Afternoon in Byzantium” ran in The Antioch Review, 2014 summer all-fiction issue and garnered the Review recognition as a finalist in the fiction category of the 2015 National Magazine Awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors.

Antioch Review Blog

Interview

An Interview with O. Henry Prize Winner, Asako Serizawa

We recently interviewed Asako Serizawa, author of The Visitor, which appeared in our Summer 2011 (Volume 69, Number 3) issue and which won an O. Henry Prize award in 2013.

Antioch Review Blog

Interview

Being a Fiction First Reader at The Antioch Review: An Interview with Katy Bowman

On average, nine readers cull through the approximately 3,000 per year fiction submissions looking for the thirty or so that will ultimately end up on the pages of The Antioch Review. These readers do a close reading of the submitted stories, find the ones they like, and send them on to editor, Robert Fogarty, who makes the final decision. The Antioch Review is grateful for all its first readers and thought you might like an inside look at how just one of them, Katy Bowman, approaches this important task.

Antioch Review Blog