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LA Review of Books Raves about TBOTUM

From the front page of the L.A. Review of Books: “In 2015, Elison’s novel won the Philip K. Dick Award, in part because it offers an equally compelling — although markedly different — re-imagination of gender and sexual roles. Elison, … Continue reading

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How to Read Your Novel in Public

Invite all your friends. Convince yourself that if the gathering is mostly friends, you will feel less nervous. Forget to warn them that your work is entirely unsuitable for children. Make friends with the kids who get brought along anyway. … Continue reading

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The Book of the Unnamed Midwife

I wrote a book. I am a novelist. I started writing the story that would become The Book of the Unnamed Midwife last summer. I had the idea during finals and I set it aside, convinced that it would take … Continue reading

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