Stuff To Buy If You’re A Soldier In The War On The War On Christmas: Literary Gift Ideas For Specific Kinds Of People From Sycamore’s Editors

By Jacob Sunderlin, Rosalie Moffett, Conor Broughan, and Matt Kilbane BOOK FOR A CRATE-DIGGING VINYL SNOB How Bluegrass Music Destroyed My Life (2000) by John Fahey Drag City Books, $15.00 Do you have one of those uncles who has more square-footage of used records than he has money in the bank? Does he sometimes wonder … Continue reading Stuff To Buy If You’re A Soldier In The War On The War On Christmas: Literary Gift Ideas For Specific Kinds Of People From Sycamore’s Editors

2012 Wabash Prize for Fiction results!

by Conor Broughan, Fiction Editor After careful reading, guest judge Aimee Bender has selected Cate Fricke’s story “Fox and Girl: A Bestial Romance” as the winner of Sycamore Review’s 2012 Wabash Fiction Prize. Aimee Bender said of the prize winning story: “First off, this story charmed me completely, gloriously. The author has a beautiful sense of the visual; … Continue reading 2012 Wabash Prize for Fiction results!

BINOCULAR VISION a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle fiction award!!!

by Conor Broughan, Fiction Editor It’s been exhausting trying to keep up with Edith Pearlman lately. She contributed a wonderful story, “Last Words,” in issue 23.1 before publishing her collection of new and selected stories Binocular Vision. After receiving the Pen/Malamud Prize for short fiction, she was nominated as a National Book Award finalist. The finalists … Continue reading BINOCULAR VISION a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle fiction award!!!

At Home in America: A Review of Shannon Cain’s THE NECESSITY OF CERTAIN BEHAVIORS

by Conor Broughan, Fiction Editor Thursday, December 1st, Shannon Cain will be taking part in the Purdue Visiting Writers Series on the Purdue campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. Please join us at the Krannert Auditorium, Room 140 at 7:30. Shannon Cain will be reading from her debut collection The Necessity of Certain Behaviors. The event … Continue reading At Home in America: A Review of Shannon Cain’s THE NECESSITY OF CERTAIN BEHAVIORS

Total Absorption and Abandon in LAMB: An interview with debut novelist Bonnie Nadzam

by Conor Broughan, Fiction Editor Bonnie Nadzam was born in Cleveland, went to high school in suburban Chicago, and has moved continually westward since then. She studied English literature and environmental studies at Carleton College, and earned an MA and PhD from the University of Southern California. Her fiction and poetry have been published in … Continue reading Total Absorption and Abandon in LAMB: An interview with debut novelist Bonnie Nadzam

Grotesque and Lovely: A review of Bonnie Nadzam’s LAMB

by Conor Broughan When your kitchen is a mess—a plates-piled-high-in-the-sink, socks-getting-stuck-on-sticky-spots mess—how do you react? If you’re anything like me, a messy kitchen means that you clean up the coffee table in the living room or pick up clothes that have collected at the foot the bed. Rather than tackling dirty dishes, the grime on … Continue reading Grotesque and Lovely: A review of Bonnie Nadzam’s LAMB

Edith Pearlman’s BINOCULAR VISION a National Book Award Finalist

by Conor Broughan It’s been a big year for Issue 23.1 contributor Edith Pearlman. In January, Lookout Books published Binocular Vision, a career spanning collection of new and selected stories. In June, she received the prestigious Pen/Malamud Award by the Pen/Faulkner Foundation. Today, the National Book Foundation announced that Binocular Vision is finalist for the National … Continue reading Edith Pearlman’s BINOCULAR VISION a National Book Award Finalist