Alice Elliott DarkJul 26, 2022
Fellowship Point: A Novel
Simon and Schuster 2022
Alice Elliott Dark is the author of the novels Fellowship Point and Think of England, and two collections of short stories, In The Gloaming and Naked to the Waist. Her work has appeared in, among others, The New Yorker, Harper's, DoubleTake, Ploughshares, A Public Space, Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O.Henry Awards, and has been translated into many languages. "In the Gloaming," a story, was chosen by John Updike for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories of The Century and was made into films by HBO and Trinity Playhouse. Her non-fiction reviews and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many anthologies. She is a recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and an Associate Professor at Rutgers-Newark in the English department and the MFA program.
Books Recommended in this episode:
- Fellowship Point (Simon and Schuster, 2022)
- Elena Ferrante, The Neapolitan Quartet
- Jean Stafford, The Catherine Wheel
- Willa Cather, The Professor’s House
- Joanne Beard, Festival Days
- Mary Oliver, Upstream
- Rebecca Solnit, Orwell’s Roses
Chris Holmes is Chair of Literatures in English and Associate Professor at Ithaca College. He writes criticism on contemporary global literatures. His book, Kazuo Ishiguro as World Literature, is under contract with Bloomsbury Publishing. He is the co-director of The New Voices Festival, a celebration of work in poetry, prose, and playwriting by up-and-coming young writers.