For the past ten days I have kept quiet about a stream of electronic communication between me and people in France concerning my house in Sigoules. 355 more words
Once you start publishing your writing, whether online or in book form, it’s only a matter of time until you’re asked about your influences. Like most people I could happily ramble on for ages about writers and stories that have meant a lot to me, from Marvel comics to William Blake to Philip K. 1,039 more words
The budgie and the five-toed sloth aren’t the only things in danger of disappearing as we hurtle deep into the 21st century.
Certain great American plays are also going extinct. 258 more words
He was America’s most renowned playwright – gifted, popular, and critically acclaimed – and he found himself unable to write. In his youth, Eugene O’Neill had won three Pulitzer Prizes for Drama in the space of eight years, and before he was 50, he had received the Nobel Prize for Literature. 694 more words