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November 8, 2018

First up is 2017 runner-up Niki Tulk, who won for her novella Before Rain. Tulk shares some of her thoughts on writing, the impact the award has had on her work, and offers some useful advice for the beginning writer: “Write as often as you can”, she recommends, “and d...

October 31, 2016

My elementary school years are long dark hallways jostling and crowded with pain. One day I will write about it, but just now it’s enough to relegate those years to a big, bound box in my mind’s attic. Let the dust cover it, let the rats gnaw the corners, I’m not going...

October 31, 2016

I have not worked out yet what I am, in the writerly sense. A new author? But I have been writing since I dictated stories to my mother and caregivers as a toddler. An emerging author? Are not all of us emerging from idea into development, research into sketching out o...

October 31, 2016

It is still summer (just) and perhaps an odd time to remember an afternoon last winter, when the sky was what I will always remember as metallic North Jersey grey, echoed in the concrete and cheap siding of the houses in a Union City side-street.

Nobody does Ugly as wel...

October 31, 2016

Today at Fort Lee, New Jersey, I sat next to my five-year-old on a defunct cannon and we watched the white soft belly of a hawk against the blue afternoon sky. We were cradled up here on the Palisades by new-minted trees, and far below us the Hudson surged thick, wide...

October 31, 2016

When I was 8 years old, I decided to give flying a really serious go, Mary Poppins style. I found an old black umbrella, and—after I had made certain nobody was watching me through the kitchen window—I raced down our sloping back garden, building up speed, feeling the...

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