César Aira has two tremendous strikes against him for the élitist American literary cognoscenti: he is extraordinarily prolific, and his writing has been endorsed by Roberto Bolaño. Quite unfortunately for this unique writer's reputation, it seems that Bolaño's fo
My art is inextricably tied to science. I have a BSc in Anatomy & Cell Biology that predates my BFA. I left the world of science because I was interested not only in what the body looks like or how it works – I wanted to find out more about what makes us who we are. What does the experie
Joanna Howard's prose is funny and fun and pithy and smart; it’s also difficult to quite make heads or tails of it. Her prose escapes easy grasp and demands the reader’s participation in a manner rare among contemporary writers: it does not leave distinct holes to be filled in, or inclusively in
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