James Wood

AWP can deliver on some of its promises. If you can keep calm and carry on, if you can acknowledge the hysteria without becoming hysterical yourself, if you can avoid eye-contact with the thousands, yet have conversations with the few, AWP can be magical.
We all have doubts, and we need to dive into them and feel them and examine them and work through them. Hiding from them or denying them only causes them to fester in our soul.
Amid all the hubbub provoked by The New Yorker's "20 Under 40" list, one elephant-sized fact has been hidden in plain view
I'd like to talk about a meltdown, one that's occurring not on Wall Street but Grub Street, that storied realm of writers
Explaining his love for one story, James Wood wrote that it's the kind you want to read aloud to someone. If I had to pick a few stories that meet Wood's assessment, one of them would have to be Salinger's tender For Esme With Love and Squalor.
I was excited, this year, by Lydia Davis's "Collected Stories" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), a beautiful collection of original
It should be part of everyone's New Year routine to ask: Who did we overrate in '08, and who didn't get their due? These are my proposals.
Can it be that the magazine would take this position and do it twice in one issue, the current issue -- the very same issue in which it endorses Barack Obama for president?