Storyville: Writing Contemporary Magical Realism

Column by Richard Thomas March 21, 2017
Tips on how to write contemporary magical realism.
"The Trees" by Ali Shaw

Bookshots: 'The Trees' by Ali Shaw

Review by Christopher Shultz
With his third novel, Shaw retells 'The Wizard of Oz' with a modern twist, and an engrossing mystery to boot.

5 Lessons the Short Fiction of Jorge Luis Borges Can Teach Writers

Column by Susan DeFreitas
The work of Argentine master Jorge Luis Borges--often described as "ingenious" and "magic"--offers some sturdy truths for younger writers whose work doesn't quite fit the modern mold.
Gold Fame Citrus

Bookshots: 'Gold Fame Citrus' by Claire Vaye Watkins

Review by Christopher Shultz
In this quasi-magical tale, Luz, a former child state icon/model, navigates the water-depleted, post-apocalyptic California coast with her partner Ray and their "child" Ig.
Where the Bird Sings Best

Bookshots: 'Where the Bird Sings Best' by Alejandro Jodorowsky

Review by Christopher Shultz April 6, 2015
The acclaimed artist presents his familial history through his own avant-garde lens.

The Blagger's Guide to Philosophy and Literature

Column by Cath Murphy May 2, 2012
Don't know your Foucault from your fucked up? This short but essential guide to philosophy's influence on fiction is here to help.