An Interview with Novelist and Short Story Writer Laura van den Berg by Carleton Whaley (2016)

Laura van den Berg is a short story writer and novelist known for her collections What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us and The Isle of Youth, as well as her debut novel Find Me, which was listed as a “Best of 2015” by NPR, Time Out New York, Buzzfeed,… More An Interview with Novelist and Short Story Writer Laura van den Berg by Carleton Whaley (2016)

The Legacy of the Great Gatsby

by Laura Ruttan

“An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards.”  —F. Scott Fitzgerald The great American novel, The Great Gatsby turned 91 yesterday. Little did he know the success that his novel would see when F. Scott Fitzgerald published his novel in… More The Legacy of the Great Gatsby by Laura Ruttan

Very, Very, Very, Very, Very Good: A review of Diane Williams’ new book Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine

By Carleton Whaley

“Young farmers and rural characters, obstetrical nurses, scholars, clergy—all the rest!—will have their great hopes realized more often than not—unless I decide to tell their stories.” — from “Head of the Big Man” by Diane Williams As a first time reader of Diane Williams, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The slim volume that arrived… More Very, Very, Very, Very, Very Good: A review of Diane Williams’ new book Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine By Carleton Whaley