Lydia Davis is a consummate translator and one of the foremost contemporary short and short-short story writers; her influence within the short-short story medium seems immeasurable, as nearly every literary magazine pumps out 250-word story after 250-word story, each attempting – but few, if any,
Amy Hempel is an American short story and essay writer. She is known for her sentence-level precision and her minimal style.
Hemple published Reasons to Live, her first short story collection, in 1985 and was awarded the Commonwealth Club of California Silver Medal. At the Gates of the Animal King
Freelance journalist, writer, reviewer, photographer. I've taken a love of words — of expressing parts of myself through such fundamental, organic means, of manipulating the abstract to create something tangible — and a passion for music — in all its stages, forms, expressions, contexts — and
Dave Hickey is one of contemporary art's most unpretentious critics. He has written for Rolling Stone, Art in America and Artforum, and he's published a slew of books on art and pop culture. He's far more interested in the democratic aspects of the art world--the way people make and buy objects simpl