Brock Clarke’s Fan’s Notes: A Review Of The Novel Exley

BY ERIN BLAKESLEE Brock Clarke is the author of five books, most recently Exley and An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England, which was a national bestseller and has appeared in a dozen foreign editions. His stories and essays have appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, OneStory, The Believer, the Georgia Review, and … Continue reading Brock Clarke’s Fan’s Notes: A Review Of The Novel Exley

Sycamore Review Staff to Give Readings This Month

BY ERIN BLAKESLEE, Nonfiction Editor Soon-to-be graduates of the Purdue University Creative Writing M.F.A. program will be giving readings from their thesis work (which includes novels, short story collections, and poetry) at the Wells Center in Downtown Lafayette, Indiana this month.  Many of those readers are current or former Sycamore Review staff members. On Friday, … Continue reading Sycamore Review Staff to Give Readings This Month

Former Wabash Prize Winner in “Poets & Writers”

BY ERIN BLAKESLEE, Nonfiction Editor Jacob M. Appel,  winner of the 2007 Wabash Prize in Fiction (judged by Dan Chaon), has a nice article in the upcoming issue of Poets & Writers titled “The Case for Contests: Why Emerging Writers Should Submit”.  Sycamore Review is proud to have potentially influenced this piece by publishing contest entrant/winner Appel in Issue 19.2 … Continue reading Former Wabash Prize Winner in “Poets & Writers”

Brock Clarke’s An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England

BY ERIN BLAKESLEE, Editorial Assistant The adage warns us not to judge a book by its cover, though it is hard not to be attracted to Brock Clarke’s most recent novel, An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England, what with its tongue-in-cheek title and burning orange background, the color of a Fire Lane … Continue reading Brock Clarke’s An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England