I’m having a week. My first piece for Canadian media is up today on CBC Arts. https://www.cbc.ca/arts/an-american-in-toronto-everything-changed-just-as-this-writer-started-calling-the-city-home-1.5543054
This chronicle of my headache woes has gotten a wonderful response. Thanks to everyone who read on Medium.
I wrote about the life and impact of Joan Rivers for The New Republic.
I wrote about why I don’t believe in guilty pleasures for Literary Hub.
Me on the parties and pathos of Elizabeth Hardwick in the The Believer.
On Susan Sontag’s life, death, and obituaries, from The Believer.
This, my first literary magazine publication, was a very long time in the making, and the remaking, and the submitting, and more submitting, etc. I’m still amazed that “Obsessed with the Dresses” actually made it into publication and I’m grateful for the many friends who helped along the way.
My debut in the TLS is a brief review of Jeannie Vanasco’s heart-wrenching Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl.
We did a bunch of year-end lists at Crime Reads (I particularly did the psychological thrillers) but I thought maybe I’d do a more inclusive year-end list, which reflects what I actually read, These are in no particular order, though I’d make a special plea for Snyder’s book, which I don’t feel like it got the publicity it deserves: Continue reading
For a Sontag geek like me this was pure pleasure (at Lit Hub).