Yet again, California we bring you your stories. Hand-plucked from literary journals, novels, agazines, and newspapers, this year's collection of contemporary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry insists that we see our state for what it truly is: a vibrant culture, hopeful yet disappointed, hungry for knowledge, for art, for the aroma of freshly picked strawberry fields and for city streets heady with possibility. The stories offered here believe in that California. Each piece in this iteration is distinguished by a confident and intelligent voice that lepas from the page with veracity, originality, and tenderness. Among those voices are established writers such as Susan Straight, Robert Hass, David rains Wallace, and Joan Didion, as well as blooming writers like Shanthi Sekaran, Lysley Tenorio, Sylvia Linsteadt, and the winner of the 2012 James D. Houston Award Keenan Norris. Opening another window onto the vivid future of literary California, New California Writing 2013 simultaneously explores where we've been, and who we have yet to be.
Release on 2004 | by Donna Wares,Mark Arax,Pico Iyer
Journeys by Great Writers
Author: Donna Wares,Mark Arax,Pico Iyer
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Fly-fish the pristine waters of the Owens River. Step up to the microphone in a California honky-tonk. Surf the biggest waves California has ever seen. Mingle with ducks in an urban oasis. Roller skate through L.A.'s Union Station. See California through the eyes of 27 of the state's finest writers. All of the contributors to MY CALIFORNIA donated their work so proceeds of this book can benefit the California Arts Council, an agency forced to suspend school writing and arts education programs in 2003, and on the brink of extinction because of the state's financial meltdown. Join contributing authors: * Michael Chabon * Thomas Steinbeck * Dana Gioia * Matt Warshaw * Patt Morrison * T. Jefferson Parker * Edward Humes * Mark Arax * Deanne Stillman * Rubin Martmnez * Percival Everett * Kathi Kamen Goldmark * Mary Mackey * Gerald Haslam * Aimee Liu * D.J. Waldie * Hictor Tobar * Firoozeh Dumas * devorah major * Carolyn See * Chryss Yost * Anh Do * Derek M. Powazek * Daniel Weintraub * David Kipen * Veronique de Turenne in a good read for a good deed!!