Charles Holdefer



April 5: Rencontre L E A R
Lire et Ecrire à La Rochelle, France.
Lycée Dautet et Lycée Saint Exupéry.

¤ June 23
-28: Come to Philadelphia!
Rosemont Writers' Retreat. Workshops
and readings
. Check it out.

¤ July 21
-26: See you in Iowa City at
the Iowa Summer Writing Festival.
Check it out.  


¤ July 15-20:
See you in Iowa City at
the Iowa Summer Writing Festival.
“Who’s Talkin’ Here?”: Dialogue vs.
Narration in Prose Fiction
Check it out.

¤ July 18: "Making and Breaking
Taboos" at the Eleventh Hour Lecture
Series, 100 Phillips Hall, University of
Iowa, 11:00 a.m.


¤ Magic Even You Can Do!
Speculative fiction coming soon from
Sagging Meniscus Press.

¤ See an
interview about George
Saunders' Pastoralia: Bookmarked

¤ Critic Charles May
discusses George
Saunders' Pastoralia: Bookmarked

See a review of King Lear with
Glenda Jackson in the lead at
London's Old Vic.

¤ "The Raptor" has won a Pushcart
Prize! It's in the 2017 anthology.

Special thanks to the
Quarterly Review!

¤ A new short story, "Big and Nasty," is
The New England Review.

See a review of Józef Mackiewicz's
important novel
Road to Nowhere.

¤ See Charles' review of George
Tenth of December in New
York Journal of Books.

¤ See an essay in Library Journal.

¤ See reviews by Charles of Home by
Toni Morrison and
Stripped by Nicole
Monaghan, ed.

¤ Brooklyn's Slice magazine has
chosen the short story "Just Desserts"
for its Spotlight feature.

¤ For Kurt Vonnegut and pastoral
sounds, see

¤ See Charles' review of Desdemona
directed by Peter Sellars, text by Toni
Morrison, music by Rokia Traoré  

¤ For a list of all reviews by Charles,

¤ An essay on "Mind Rhyme"
appeared in
The Antioch Review.

Casa Editrice Fernandel, the Italian
publisher of
The Contractor, has
released its translation:

traduzione: Elena Battista
prezzo: € 14,00
isbn: 978-88-95865-03-4
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