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The Blind Man of Seville by Robert Wilson

In the opening pages of this tour-de-force, Javier Falcon, a Spanish homicide inspector in Seville, is called to the scene of a murder: a man bound and gagged, his eyelids removed and forced to watch . . . what? Falcon … Continue reading

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David Schulman: Conversation

David Schulman, a writer and novelist who grew up in Sylva, in Western North Carolina, is the creator of the Gritz Goldberg books. I came to know David and his work through Tommy Hays’s Advanced Creative Prose Workshop at The … Continue reading

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Jerry Stubblefield: On the Road to Publishing a Novel

Jerry Stubblefield is a playwright turned novelist who published his first book, Homunculus, earlier this year. His plays have been produced in New York City’s Off-Broadway theaters and at SART. He has published short fiction and has taught creative writing … Continue reading

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The Black Path by Åsa Larsson

Translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy A book synopsis on the back or inside cover is there to entice the reader inside, to titillate and excite. That enticement for The Black Path, Åsa Larsson’s latest murder/mystery describes the tale … Continue reading

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Sorry by Gail Jones

Gail Jones is a professor of literature, cinema and cultural studies at the University of Western Australia and those disciplines play a prominent role in her latest novel Sorry. The novel centers around the childhood of Perdita Keene whose dysfunctional … Continue reading

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The Serial Killer’s Daughter, by Pat Riviere-Seel

In 1978, Velma Barfield, of Robeson County, N.C., was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death for murdering Stuart Taylor, a man with whom she had a romantic relationship. She also confessed to the murder of her mother and … Continue reading

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Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin

Johan TheorinTranslated by Marlaine Delargy Echoes From the Dead is as unexpected as it is wonderful. The novel revolves around the disappearance of five-year-old Jens Davidsson from an island home twenty years before. Now, his grandfather Gerlof who lives in … Continue reading

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Abigail De Witt: On Writing

Abigail De Witt studied at Harvard and the Iowa Writers Workshop, an has taught creative writing at Applachian State University, University of North Carolina-Asheville, Harvard Summer School, and the Duke Writers Workshop. She is the author of two novels, Lili … Continue reading

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Pat Riviere-Seel: On Becoming a Poet

Pat Riviere-Seel has been a newspaper journalist, publicist, editor, and free-lance writer. She is currently associate editor of the Asheville Poetry Review and past president of the NC Poetry Society. Her first collection of poems, No Turning Back Now, published … Continue reading

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