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Essays
Writing counsel
Published Fall 2021
Reviewing Academy Professor Alice McDermott's new collection of essays, 'What About the Baby?: Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction' / Johns Hopkins Magazine
A life in dog years
Published Winter 2020
In her new memoir, writer and activist Jennifer Finney Boylan recalls her past through seven beloved canines. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Explorations of the past and present
Published Winter 2020
The seven short stories in "The Office of Historical Corrections," Danielle Evans' latest collection, revolve around characters wrestling with the long shadows of the past. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
All this is hers
Published Winter 2019
After years of wandering, author Jami Attenberg, A&S '93, has settled into success in the Big Easy / Johns Hopkins Magazine
In memoriam
Longtime Writing Sems professor Stephen Dixon dies at 83
Published Nov 8, 2019
Dixon, who authored 17 novels and more than 500 short stories, remembered as a thoughtful, generous teacher who mentored countless accomplished writers
Memoir
From Russia, with laughs
Published Spring 2019
In her new memoir, Alum Audrey Murray journeys through the former Soviet Union / Johns Hopkins Magazine
The fan in the econ stands
Published Winter 2018
P.J. O'Rourke talks about learning economics in war zones, how politics and economics intertwine, and how to know when something's funny / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Reading series
Lorrie Moore's truth is stranger than fiction
Published Oct 10, 2018
Best-selling author reads from her new collection of essays during her talk at JHU
Q+A
Talking with Dora Malech
Published Fall 2018
Poet Dora Malech on experimenting with form and language, working with young writers, and how language shapes what we know and how we feel / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Literature
Discourse on (Dis)Ability
Published May 21, 2018
Emily Dorffer compiled and edited the '(Dis)Ability' anthology to encourage more accurate portrayals of disabled people in literature