SO ALIVE In 1996 Keir Bloomfield got his first sole screen credit as a writer. Granted, it was on a low-budget, a very low-budget, movie that the producers guaranteed would… Read more So Alive…an excerpt from It’s in His Kiss by Vickie Lester →
I found a copy of Paraic O’Donnell‘s “The Maker of Swans” while I was in Seattle, it seems the perfect thing to distract me from the news this evening and… Read more Dear one, what are you reading? →
Oasis: The bookshop on Fifty-second Street and Fifth Avenue in New York which stays open till midnight. Dietrich: In the German language: the name for a key that opens all… Read more “She surrounded herself with a hot plate, telephone, scotch—and books.” →
This is a purely fanciful tale, a little nightmare produced by the unaccustomed high living of a brief visit to Hollywood.
I have a thing about how Los Angeles is portrayed on film and in books. An author who makes me laugh, perhaps because of his dour satiric streak, is Evelyn… Read more This is a purely fanciful tale, a little nightmare produced by the unaccustomed high living of a brief visit to Hollywood. →
I have a cold. I have been wearing the same hoodie for three days and have sipped innumerable cups of warm honey lemon water. I know there are more pressing… Read more I sound like the unholy offspring of Suzanne Pleshette and Elmer Fudd… →
“Art may spill over from creating a world of language into the dangerous and forbidden task of trying to create a human being.”
INTERVIEWER There’s a passage in one of your books in which you and Auden are on a train, and you’re savagely attacking religion, and he says: “Be careful, my dear,… Read more “Art may spill over from creating a world of language into the dangerous and forbidden task of trying to create a human being.” →