Two published novels and several short stories into his career, Joshua Ferris has staked a unique place in American literature as a writer whose works re-explore and dismantle otherwise familiar terrain – workplace politics, disease, family dynamics – through experimentation of form. &
There is something to Phillip Lopate that may make his followers feel particularly close to him, as if his work were known solely by them and a select few others; that this is not true, that he is in fact an immensely respected writer and scholar, would seem of little importance to these readers.
Edgar Lawrence Doctorow is an American novelist and a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Book Award, and two PEN/Faulkner Awards. Born in New York City, Doctorow attended Bronx High School of Science before going to Kenyon College. He graduated from Kenyon in 1952, did some graduate wor