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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! May 26, 2016 - 7:39am

God damn I love Lydia Yuknavitch. For anyone who hasn't seen it and would like to here's the link: how a misfit found her voice

 

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MattF from Tokyo is reading Borges' Collected Fictions May 27, 2016 - 4:44am

Thank you, I hadn't seen it. Curious if anyone knows what literary prize she won that sent her to NY like that (would also love to read that original story).

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! May 27, 2016 - 8:15am

In the chapter secular miracle from her memoir The Chronology of Water, she says she sent her short story The Chronology of Water to four places - all of which offered her something in return (a grant, a job, a MFA and a prize) the prize was the Writer's Exchange prize from Poets and Writers. You can find the original story in Her Other Mouths.

If your interested here's another story of Lydia's I only recently discovered online. 

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami May 27, 2016 - 9:43am

Wait, magazines can hand out MFAs?

Who would have thought. News to me.

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MattF from Tokyo is reading Borges' Collected Fictions May 27, 2016 - 7:54pm

Thanks voodoo. Lydia's been on my radar from her popularity on this site, but I haven't read her work yet.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! May 28, 2016 - 10:40am

Matt, you definitely should :)

L.W - the MFA wasn't from the magazine. She sent her story to four different places, they were NOT all magazines.

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smithreynolds from Spokane, WA USA is reading The writing on the wall. May 31, 2016 - 7:19am

Thanks so much voodoo, for the link to Lydia Yuknavich Ted TAlk. It is very powerful. I started hearing her name a few months ago when I was searching for a writing community, and kept hearing about the writers in the Portland area, which eventually led me to Litreactor, a few weeks ago. Just this Ted talks is worth all the searching. I will begin reading her worth now. Thanks a million. 

 

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! May 31, 2016 - 7:42am

No problem smithreynolds :) Enjoy your reading!

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brunetteborn June 7, 2016 - 5:45pm

I waited so long for this video to finally be uploaded and I saw it a couple of weeks ago on youtube. Would have loved to hear it live, and good thing Lidia was there.

Thanks for sharing.