The New York Times wrote: “Lore Segal may have come closer than anyone to writing The Great American Novel.” A new story of hers, “Ladies’ Lunch” was published in last week’s issue of The New Yorker. You can also enjoy an audio recording read by Segal herself here, and read more about the story in the weekly Page Turner column, “This Week in Fiction: Lore Segal” by Cressida Leyshon. Segal’s work was first featured in The New Yorker in 1961. Her most recent novel HALF THE KINGDOM was published by Melville House in 2013.

 

 

Jeffery Renard Allen’s short story “Heads” is featured in the most recent issue of Oxford American, and a powerful essay on race and Black Lives Matters, “Urgently Visible” is featured in the recently re-launched Evergreen Review. Michell S. Jackson of The New York Times describes Allen’s work as “masterly…The kind of imaginative work only a prodigiously gifted risk-taker could produce.” Jeff is the author of five books, including SONG OF THE SHANK (Graywolf 2014), a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award.

 

Congratulations to Lore and Jeff!