Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for the New York Times and magazines such as Discover, where he is a contributing editor and columnist. He is the author of seven books, the most recent of which is The Tangled Bank: An Introduction To Evolution. Carl's books have won a number of accolades, including "One of the Top 100 Books of 2004" by The New York Times Book Review. His articles have been published in the New York Times, as well as magazines including National Geographic, Time, Scientific American,Science, and Popular Science.
From 1994 to 1998 Carl was a senior editor at Discover, where he remains a contributing editor and writes a monthly column about the brain. He is now a lecturer at Yale University, where he teaches writing about science and the environment. He is also the first Visiting Scholar at the Science, Health, and Environment Reporting Program at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Carl also hosts "Meet the Scientist," a podcast from the American Society for Microbiology.
Carl's work has been anthologized in both Best American Science Writing and Best American Science and Nature Writing. He has won fellowships and a number of awards, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Science Journalism Award twice, for his work for The New York Times and for his blog, The Loom. He is, to his knowledge, the only writer after whom a species of tapeworm has been named.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Eleanor's first book of poetry, Armed Love (Wesleyan University Press), was published in 1973 when she was twenty-one and was nominated for a National Book Award. While Eleanor quickly became known as an exciting young poet with a direct, new voice, she also faced criticism for her explicit depiction of then-shocking subject matter. One more collection, Come the Sweet By and By followed in 1975, and then, partly in response to the backlash against her first book, she did not write another book of poems until 2001, when The Mystery of Meteors. This was followed by Our Post-Soviet History Unfolds (2005), which was awarded the 2006 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets for the year's most outstanding book of poetry.
Raised in the Bronx and Far Rockaway, Eleanor has lived in New York City all her life.
Gail Mazur’s poems celebrate the din and detail of ordinary life. Her most recent volume, Zeppo’s First Wife: New and Selected Poems, won the Massachusetts Book Award and her 2001 volume They Can’t Take That Away from Me was a finalist for the National Book Award. Gail published her first collection, Nightfire in 1978 and followed that with The Pose of Happiness (1986).
A graduate of Smith College, Gail has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College. Active in the Boston and Cambridge literary communities, she has served as the founding director of the Blacksmith House Poetry Center, and as Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emerson College.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Bomber County, Daniel Swift’s first book, has been reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement and The Guardian, among others. The New York Times called the book, Daniel's account of his lost bomber pilot grandfather interspersed with the poetry of the World War II aviators, "a freewheeling exploration elegantly spiraling from the airborne Icarus to the husk of Cologne." Daniel teaches in the English department at Skidmore College, and his essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Guardian, Bookforum, and the Nation. Born in the U.K. and educated at Oxford and Columbia, he lives in New York City.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Our Spring line-up includes:
February 15: Edith Pearlman and Elizabeth Ziemska
March 15: Daniel Swift and Michael Alenyikov
RESCHEDULED April 5: Annie Murphy Paul and Carl Zimmer
April 26: Gail Mazur and Eleanor Lerman
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Edith Pearlman’s Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories has just been published by Lookout Press. She is the author of three other collections of stories: Vaquita (1996), Love Among The Greats (2002), and How To Fall (2005). She has published more than 250 works of short fiction and short non-fiction in national magazines, literary journals, anthologies, and on-line publications. Her work has been selected by Best American Short Stories, the O. Henry Prize Collection, Best Short Stories from the South, and The Pushcart Prize Collection. Her essays have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Smithsonian, Preservation, and Yankee. Her travel writing has been published in the New York Times, The Boston Globe, and salon.com.
Elizabeth Ziemska's first published story "A Murder of Crows," appeared in Tin House (Spring 2007), was a finalist for the 2008 Shirley Jackson Award, and made the extended list for Best American Non-Required Reading. "Count Poniatowski and the Beautiful Chicken" was published in Interfictions:2 (2009). Elizabeth is currently at work on a novel that combines Russia, mythology, sturgeon, and two women.
Born in Poland, Elizabeth grew up in New York and L.A. She went to Vassar and UCLA, where she earned a degree in Biology. After several years working as an agent first in the New York publishing industry and then in L.A.’s film industry, she decided to pursue writing at the Bennington Writing Seminars. She earned her MFA in 2008 and lives in L.A. with her husband, stepson, and three crazy dogs.