Content Tagged ‘the hundred-year house’

Rebecca Makkai Video

With the AWP conference fast approaching, we can’t help reflecting on last year’s fabulous Astoria to Zion launch party and reading, when several contributors, including Ben Fountain, Cary Holladay, Rebecca Makkai, Brock Clarke, and Shawn Vestal, joined us to celebrate and to discuss their stories in the anthology. In this video, Rebecca Makkai, author of the novel The Hundred-Year House, talks about the inspiration for “The Way You Hold Your Knife” from Astoria to Zion: Twenty-Six Stories of Risk and Abandon from Ecotone’s First Decade. Spoiler alert: it involves bog mummies!

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Lit News Roundup

During UNCW’s fall break on Monday and Tuesday, some of us curled up with a good book, while others hit the road. Lookout intern Katie Prince ventured west to Asheville, NC, and photographed the stunning fall colors.


“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
—L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


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