Posts Tagged ‘Chad Harbach’

A Book I’d Read: MFA vs. NYC: The Two Cultures of American Fiction

in which the author discusses a book he'd read, if time permitted.
Title: MFA vs. NYC: The Two Cultures of American Fiction
Editor: Chad Harbach, n+1 editor and novelist
Notable contributors: Dead genius and writing professor David Foster Wallace; living genius and writing professor George Saunders
The Vibe: Professorial
What It Is: A book-length version of Harbach's controversial n+1 essay, [...]

ToDo ToDay: Chad Harbach! Karen Russell! Meat-Free Week!

A well-reviewed first novel can be a blessing and a curse. The authors of two of 2011’s most lauded debut novels will discuss this fate at PEN/Faulkner’s latest reading series. Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding draws on heavy literary traditions to tell a story about college baseball in the Midwest, while Karen Russell’s Swamplandia! describes an [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Mark Kraushaar, Chad Harbach

The biographical note in Mark Kraushaar’s new Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize-winning poetry collection, The Uncertainty Principle, explains that he’s worked as a cabbie, welder, and nurse. In keeping with those working-class bona fides, the D.C. native’s poems tend to evoke down-to-earth life in down-to-earth language. “Fit Club Family Plan” opens with the line, “If that fat [...]