David Vann

Landscapes

This is my last of four posts, but I’ll be in Alaska for most of the summer, mostly on the Kenai Peninsula, so I hope I’ll get the chance to meet a couple of you. My email is david@davidvann.com. I’d also like to thank Deb and Andromeda for inviting me to blog here. Reading Deb’s …

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Satisfaction

Once I sold Amway. That’s the sort of confession I generally save for those party games where you’re supposed to reveal something you usually keep to yourself, something that no one would ever guess about you, something that reaches partway but not completely into your stash of embarrassing self-knowledge. I like to think that as …

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On cabins, clamming, and vapid adventure: A guest post by featured author David Vann

First a request. I’d like to rent a cabin on Caribou Island this summer, if that’s possible, from June 15 to August 1st, if any of you know of something that might be available. I’m also happy to help out with cabin-building, Curt, if you’re working on that this summer. I’d be curious to see …

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49 writers weekly round-up

First, many thanks to Marybeth Holleman, our featured author for March, for her insightful posts. With the turning of the calendar arrives award-winning author David Vann, whom we’re featuring during April. By clicking on his photo in the sidebar, you can link to previous posts by and about David. We’ve also posted a photo of …

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“Legend of a Suicide” — a new Alaska book sighting in the NYT

The New York Times reports: “In his first story collection, set mostly in Alaska, David Vann exorcises demons born from the suicide of his father. … In the novella, “Sukkwan Island,” the powerful and supremely vexing centerpiece of the collection, Roy and his father make a final attempt at reconciliation. The father has bought a …

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