In the tradition of posts such as “Hot Dog! My First Book! ”, and “Hot Buttered Noodles! My Second Book! ”, I now have the pleasure of reporting that my third book, a collection of essays, will be out in February 2014 with the University of Georgia Press . It’s titled Killing Pirates.
My deepest thanks to all those at the Press, whose authors include Albert Goldbarth, Terese Svoboda, Rebecca Solnit, Harry Crews, Michael Martone, and Roy Blount, Jr. Founded in 1938, the Press also publishes books in conjunction with literary competitions and series, such as The Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction, the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, the VQR Poetry Series, and the National Poetry series.
It just doesn’t get much better than Georgia, folks.
My public and heartfelt thanks too to my editors and publisher at Inside Higher Ed, who’ve been so generous and supportive since 2006, when I became their first blogger—like a first child and therefore more anxious-making, no doubt. Many of the pieces in Killing Pirates had their start in the nursery of this blog.
In her most recent book Mary Ruefle quotes a 12th-century Japanese text that strikes me as comic and true: “He seemed to be depressed, for he went on writing.”
To work, and thank you for reading.