For the New Inquiry's "Un(der)known Writers" series, I wrote about Penelope Mortimer, author of The Pumpkin Eater and many other fantastic books.
This Recording is one of the best websites on the internet, so I was very flattered when I was asked to contribute three novels to their list of The Greatest Novels of All Time. Check out my recommendations and others from a fine group of young writers and artists.
It's the Monday after Thanksgiving and I'm suffering from the post-Turkey blues. But have no fear, you too can relive the glory of Turkey Day with "8 Food Writers on Thanksgiving" at The Daily Beast - I've included MFK Fisher, Judith Moore, Jeffrey Steingarten, Nora Ephron, Frank Bruni and more on everything from Gravy to Leftovers.
In honor of the 10th anniversary of Karen Kukil's Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, I wrote "Books & Babies & Beef Stews" for Plath Profiles, an interdisciplinary journal out of Indiana University Northwest on her writing about food and cooking in her journals.
The piece is a personal response to the journals, which I continually return to every year for inspiration. You don't really know Plath until you've read these journals.
In further news, Sylvia Plath will be inducted into the Poet's Corner at St. John the Divine in NYC next Thursday, November 4th. There will be a celebration featuring speakers like Karen Kukil and Paul Muldoon followed by songs by Ned Rorem.