J. Michael Lennon’s literary identity has been intertwined with that of legendary writer Norman Mailer for more than a half century.
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REVIEW: What Happened to Paula: On The Death of An American Girl by Katherine Dykstra
Through the story of one girl’s murder, the writer examines evolving attitudes about the roles women are forced to assume in American society.
Welcoming a New Essays Editor & Reviews Editor to Our Team
They’ve been in their roles quietly for a bit, but it’s time to make some noise about these two fantastic folks.
Review: The Memory Sessions by Suzanne Farrell Smith
How does the writer fashion a memoir in the absence of life experiences recalled?
Review: The Red Ribbon: A Memoir of Lightning and Rebuilding After Loss by Nancy Freund Bills
The memoir’s inciting incident is the death of her estranged husband who is struck by lightning while boating.
Review: The Salt Lake Papers: From the Years in the Earthscapes of Utah by Edward Lueders
Lueders… has written a book that reflects both his love of the earth and love of language.
Review: When History Is Personal by Mimi Schwartz
Among Schwartz’s most thought-provoking pieces is “In The Land of Double Narrative.”
INTERVIEW: J. Michael Lennon, editor of Norman Mailer: The Sixties
Any writer of nonfiction or memoir owes a debt to Mailer, who pioneered techniques that came to define nonfiction, memoir and the New Journalism.
Review: Maps Are Lines We Draw: A Road Trip through Haiti by Allison Coffelt
Coffelt’s slim, 137-page volume tells the story of her trip to Haiti – a journey ten years in the making.
Review: The Art of Creative Research by Philip Gerard
[Gerard] quotes nonfiction writer and journalist Bronwen Dickey who warns that writers must maintain a sense of skepticism when researching.