Monica Wood is a novelist and short-story writer based in Portland, Maine, who writes sharply drawn stories about the daunting complexities of small-town family life. But her most recent book, “When We Were the Kennedys,” is a memoir, set in the year 1963, in the little town of Mexico, Maine, where she grew up. Mexico is in the mountains in the western part of the state, not far from the New Hampshire border.
The author of this week’s story, “Ever Since,” talks with the magazine’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. Your story is set at the publication party for a new book by a popular novelist. Is the author based on anyone in particular?... Read Post
Novelist and short story writer A L Kennedy is writing a new blog for the guardian.co.uk. In her first post, she tells whey it’s pointless telling anyone that writing isn’t worth it: “Once somebody wants to write it's almost impossi... Read Post