Tag: literary racism

  • George Plimpton, Graywolf Press and the State of Literature Today

    George Plimpton, Graywolf Press and the State of Literature Today

    Today’s podcast of The Writing Bull offers you a two-fer: Years ago I had the opportunity to interview one of the founders and the editor of The Paris Review, George Plimpton. You might recognize him, his face popped up all over the place in the second half of the twentieth century, playing in a professional baseball game […]

  • Junot Díaz and Literary Racism

    Junot Díaz and Literary Racism

    Many have heard about the writer Junot Díaz. He is, or was, in the literary world, a rock star, the Latino writer. The only Latino writer. And that’s where the racism begins. Quick summary: Junot’s career took off in The New Yorker, when they published his short stories. He won the Pulitzer a few years ago for his novel The Brief Wondrous […]

  • The AWP Conference in Tampa: I’m looking for diversity.

    The AWP Conference in Tampa: I’m looking for diversity.

    I’m hoping to find a swarm of Latino writers, professors and students at the AWP conference this weekend. And, hey, maybe it’s happened–maybe there’s a groundswell of writers of Latin American heritage at the AWP. One can hope, right?  

  • This Week: Are You Writing a Novel? And…are you going to Tampa next week?

    This Week: Are You Writing a Novel? And…are you going to Tampa next week?

    Dear TWB readers, On Monday and Tuesday, The Writing Bull Podcast will be all about writing fiction, everything from building interesting characters to outlining to the horrors of doubt. Listen in! Also, on Thursday my wife Michelle and I head to Tampa, FL for the Associated Writing Programs annual conference. And I’m kinda nervous. I […]