Commentaries - April 2009

Theory-mongering and the holocaust

“An iron law of avant-garde art is that theorizing expands to fill a void of talent.” And when the untalented theory-mongering avant-garde approaches the Holocaust, t

Spring hint

The dogwood in the Writers House garden was starting to flower. A just-arrived Joan Didion at left, the amazing Jamie-Lee Josselyn at right.

Student will explore eastern Sephardim

I’m pleased to announce that Emma Morgenstern has won the Terry B. Heled Travel & Research Grant at the Kelly Writers House.

From Miami to magical thinking (not so far)

Both audio (mp3) and video (streaming) recordings of Joan Didion’s two-day visit to the Kelly Writers House are now available, linked here: