A Bridge into the Past: An Interview with Guest Editor Laura van den Berg
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by Admin
2w ago
In 2021, both Laura van den Berg and Paul Yoon won Guggenheim Fellowships in fiction. They may be the first married couple to have won Guggenheims in the same year, but for those who have been following their careers, the accolades are not surprising. Yoon, the author of four books of fiction, including Snow Hunters and Run Me To Earth, and van den Berg, the… The post A Bridge into the Past: An Interview with Guest Editor Laura van den Berg appeared first on The Kenyon Review ..read more
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Kenyon Review’s 2022 Holiday Reading Recommendations
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by Admin
2M ago
We’re pleased to share this holiday season’s reading recommendations from the editors and staff of the Kenyon Review. Here are some of the books that have absorbed and astonished, delighted and inspired them recently. Click here to purchase books from KR’s Bookshop page. Elliott Holt, Deputy Editor Hernan Diaz’s Trust is a critique of American capitalism, but it’s also a brilliant exploration of how we… The post <i>Kenyon Review</i>’s 2022 Holiday Reading Recommendations appeared first on The Kenyon Review ..read more
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Why We Chose It
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by Katharine Weber
4M ago
“Make and Model,” by Sophia Emmons-Bell, appears in the Sept/Oct 2022 issue of the Kenyon Review. “This station always surprises me,” Nora tells us. “I love the escalator up from the underground platform because I think of curtains rising at the movies.” The narrator of Sophia Emmons-Bell’s story always being surprised by this BART station is an invitation to the reader as the curtain rises… The post Why We Chose It appeared first on The Kenyon Review ..read more
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KR’s 2022 Summer Reading Recommendations
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by Admin
8M ago
  Elliott Holt, Deputy Editor Elizabeth Bowen’s The House in Paris is one of my favorite novels, so when I read Tessa Hadley’s novel The Past, I was delighted to realize that Hadley had borrowed the structure from Bowen’s book. Both The Past and Hadley’s new novel, Free Love, are wonderfully reminiscent of Bowen’s fiction. In a 2020 piece in the LRB, Hadley praises “the… The post KR’s 2022 Summer Reading Recommendations appeared first on The Kenyon Review ..read more
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Protected: Abigail Serfass: A True Classic
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by Elliott Holt
9M ago
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: Abigail Serfass: A True Classic appeared first on The Kenyon Review ..read more
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Kenyon Review’s 2021 Holiday Reading Recommendations
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by Admin
1y ago
We’re pleased to share this holiday season’s reading recommendations from the editors and staff of the Kenyon Review. Here are some of the books that have absorbed and astonished, delighted and inspired them recently. One bit of advice: Order your books quickly, especially if you’re buying them as gifts, since publishers are contending with the same supply-chain and delivery problems that are affecting other industries… The post <i>Kenyon Review</i>’s 2021 Holiday Reading Recommendations appeared first on The Kenyon Review ..read more
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Red Ink, Blue Ink
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by Daniel Laskin
1y ago
When Loretta Godfrey was a junior in high school, in rural Calhoun County, West Virginia, she started working at a weekly newspaper, operating a linotype machine. “The editor would always kid me,” she recalled recently. “He’d say, ‘Oh, this printer’s ink will get in your veins.’” In a roundabout way, the prediction came true. After a first career teaching high-school English in West Virginia and… The post Red Ink, Blue Ink appeared first on The Kenyon Review ..read more
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Why We Chose It
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by Elliott Holt
1y ago
“Unknown,” by Bennett Sims, appears in the Nov/Dec 2021 issue of the Kenyon Review. There is a particular terror I feel when I receive a call from an “unknown” number. The word itself, glowing on my iPhone screen, conjures a sense of existential dread. Our smartphones know so much—where we are, whom we talk to, what sites we surf—and yet, there are ways to bypass… The post Why We Chose It appeared first on The Kenyon Review ..read more
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A Force for Literature: David Lynn Receives KR Achievement Award
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by Daniel Laskin
1y ago
In bestowing its highest award this year, the Kenyon Review looks—with gratitude and pride—to one of its own. The 2021 Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement honors KR Editor Emeritus David H. Lynn, a gifted writer and extraordinary editor who has long been a vital force for American letters—largely through the journal he led from 1994 to 2020. Lynn, the longest-serving editor of KR, will… The post A Force for Literature: David Lynn Receives KR Achievement Award appeared first on The Kenyon Review ..read more
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Bottle the Magic: Extending the Workshop Experience
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by Daniel Laskin
1y ago
Every summer, we’re astonished all over again by how KR’s writing workshops energize the participants, who see their own writing soar, in part because of the close bonds they forge with their fellow writers and their instructors. This is just as true for the high school students who participate in Young Writers as it is for the grownups who attend the Writers Workshops. We’ve always… The post Bottle the Magic: Extending the Workshop Experience appeared first on The Kenyon Review ..read more
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