NEW BOOK REVIEWS, CRAFT ESSAYS AND INTERVIEWS
In our Craft Section, David Huddle contemplates wielding the mighty instrument of speculation, and Dinah Lenney establishes a compelling case for why she’s against knowing. These essays are adapted from presentations the authors gave as part of Jill McCabe Johnson’s excellent panel, “What the Narrator Doesn’t Know: The Importance of Speculation in Narrative,” at the AWP 2011 Conference. This is the first of a two-part series. In our September issue, Lia Purpura and Lee Martin will continue the conversation.
And on our Book page, reviews of Jay Varner’s Nothing Left to Burn, Jim Minick's The Blueberry Years, Annia Ciezadlo’s Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War, Ethan Gilsdorf's Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks, and J. Luise Eberhardy interviews Jane Brox on her latest book, Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light.