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A lively discussion has emerged about the relationship between the writer and the story, in particular, the debate over fiction writers who write about characters that are different than themselves. A recent NYT post by Roxana Robinson, author of Sparta, got me thinking about this again. There is a fundamental assumption in the critique of...
With Robert Olen Butler in England.
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"Inside the chaos that takes center stage in Foust's darkly comical memoir, the music of an intensely creative mind - more Mussorgsky than Strauss - takes center stage." Want to know more? Read my review of Traci Foust's book, Nowhere Near Normal.
Over the course of a single, sultry day, the novel opens windows into the couple's past, where from separate corners of the voluptuous French Quarter, lawyer Michael Hays, and his estranged wife, Kelly, contemplate the defining moments of their relationship and the initial wounds that made them who they are. READ MORE here.
In no particular order, Shor's adventures have taken him to France, England, India, Poland, DR Congo, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Russia, Kenya, Singapore, Vietnam, Australia, Italy, South Africa, Israel, UAE, "and a bunch more," says Shor, "but Japan is my favorite." Read more of my interview with the seasoned journalist, diamond industry analyst and Vietnam veteran...
Foust's acclaimed memoir has been featured on NPR, Marie Claire, the MSNBC-Today Show website, and The San Diego Union Tribune. Her open struggle with OCD and artistic success is an inspiration to writers, artists and all who live with anxiety disorders.