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“So Much to Tell, So Much to Find”: An Interview with Tessa Hadley
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“So Much to Tell, So Much to Find”: An Interview with Tessa Hadley

When I finally began to write about what I knew (it’s obvious— but it’s not obvious until you know what it is you know!) it felt like opening a door and coming home. This wasn’t really a matter of the subjects—people, relationships, families: I’d tried all that before. It was a matter of the voice; it was that I discovered what I sounded like, what I needed to sound like, to tell my truth about what I saw. Continue reading

BLOOMERS AT LARGE: A Few Bright Spots
Bloomers At Large / Features

BLOOMERS AT LARGE: A Few Bright Spots

by Kaulie Lewis

On reflection, [Megan Mayhew Bergman] concludes that “I do not find it unusual that many writers I know acquire vintage clothes, buy old homes, and rescue animals. For one, we don’t have Wall Street salaries, and secondly, we’re suckers for backstory, particularly that which is left to the imagination. Our job, after all, is to make up lives, engage in epic games of pretend.” Continue reading

Lucky
Essays / Features

Lucky

by Michele Beller

A bell of familiarity clanged in my head when I read that Stern’s father defended himself, reminding her how much he “tried to help” her during her “troubled childhood.” The exasperated voice of my mother came back to haunt—“You have a fear of success,” she would say to me when I was at my lowest. Continue reading