Maud Casey's novel, The Man Who Walked Away, originally published in the U.S. in March, was published by Bloomsbury UK in August. At the beginning of September, she will be participating in The Story of Memory Conference: New Perspectives on the Relationship Between Story and Memory at the University of Roehampton, London.
Joshua Weiner's essay on Irish poet, Seamus Heaney, appeared in a special issue of Poetry Ireland Review devoted to him. A piece on conceptual artist, Sophia LeFraga, appeared on Jacket2. Weiner's translation from the German of a poem by contemporary Berlin poet, Jan Wagner, appeared in The New Republic (August 4).
Howard Norman's novel, Next Life Might Be Kinder, was published in June; next year will see French, Japanese and Dutch translations of the novel. A brief excerpt, From The Seance Book Club, is just published in Ploughshares. Howard has been invited to do a sequence of three lectures in universities in Amsterdam, spring 2015.
Maud Casey's new novel, The Man Who Walked Away, received a full-page review in the New York Times Book Review on Sunday, May 18. It is also going to be an "Editor's Choice" in the New York Times Book Review next week.
William Fargason is the winner of the 2014 Stanley Plumly Thesis Award in Poetry. His thesis, “Clean Theory,” was directed by Joshua Weiner. Carlea Holl-Jensen is the winner of the inaugural Jack Salamanca Thesis Award in Fiction. Her thesis, “The Golden Key and Other Stories,” was directed by Maud Casey. Congratulations to William and Carlea!
From The New York Times: "The premise of Howard Norman’s new novel is eerie enough to make the skin crawl. “Next Life Might Be Kinder” is narrated by a blocked, troubled writer named Sam Lattimore, who delivers an opening sentence worthy of the Noir Hall of Fame."