Kim Barnes is a much-loved and critically acclaimed author. She has published major work in both fiction and non-fiction. Her memoir, In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unknown Country, received a PEN/Jerard Fund Award and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, In the Kingdom of Men, was listed among the Best […]
Have you ever been to Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon? It’s incredible! The book store covers two whole city blocks. You can wander for hours from room to room where new and used books are sold side-by-side. I’m raffling away a $20 gift card to folks who join my email list. Don’t worry! […]
What does the image of a drawer bring to mind? A disarray of socks and underwear with no connection to literature or new technologies? True, but before computers became the storage unit of choice for years’ worth of old text files, a drawer jammed with manuscripts represented a serious backlog of unpublished material. In Russian […]
Let me read to you! Here’s my voice recording of “Relic of a Bygone Day,” an essay in my collection To Boldly Go: Essays for the Turning Years.
How did an old-school scribbler—a garret-sitting recluse and hater of newfangled technology—make the leap to electronic publishing, social networking, and that bête-noire of all things authentic, self-promotion? The leap is not complete. Right now, I’m skidding between safe harbors, grappling my way up the slopes of a “vertical learning curve.” Whether I manage to touch […]