Monthly Archives: May 2013

Angry Squirrels, Psychic Twins: The David Schuman Interview

It’s true, what they say: many of us are awaiting the David Schuman book. There is unrest among the initiates. Will it be a short story collection, a scroll, a novel in the form of a grocery list? When will … Continue reading

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Horses, Sex, and Southern Belles: Anton DiSclafani on “The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls”

Anton DiSclafani’s debut novel seems poised to become the breakout hit of the summer, with coverage already in Time, Marie Claire, Entertainment Weekly — and now, Scribbler. The book releases on June 4th, but until then, Anton’s publisher Riverhead Books … Continue reading

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Walter Mosley: The Man in the Basement of Central Library

Among the renovations to Central Library made over the past two and a half years was the conversion of an old coal cellar into a new 250-seat auditorium for public programs and lectures. When I heard that Walter Mosley would … Continue reading

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STL Scribbler Profile: Steve Erdmann

The second in an ongoing series of posts profiling members of the STL Scribblers writing group at Central Library. Steve Erdmann has been one of our most consistent members since the group’s inception in 2011. Reading Steve’s work, you’re never … Continue reading

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On Social Reading and the Library

It has taken me a while to get the hang of this social reading thing. There would have been a point, not too many years ago, when I would have defined reading as “a strategy to avoid socializing.” The idea … Continue reading

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Against the Damsels in Distress: Sarah Bruni on “The Night Gwen Stacy Died”

I first saw parts of Sarah Bruni’s novel The Night Gwen Stacy Died back in 2006. Those pages contained the germ of what would later become Sarah’s first book: a young woman bored in small-town Iowa, listening to French language tapes in … Continue reading

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