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Review: Perfect Little World, by Kevin Wilson

It starts simple: Izzy has just graduated high school and is pregnant with her art teacher’s baby. She lives with her alcoholic father and makes $13,000 a year smoking barbecue at The Whole Hog. The art teacher’s wealthy mother, desperate to maintain her family’s reputation, offers to help make the situation disappear. In another writer’s hands, this novel would continue… Read more →

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An Interview with Lydia Davis

By Caitlin Fitzpatrick In October 2016, Lydia Davis—who has published six collections of stories, translated both Flaubert and Proust, and is a recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant—spent a month at UVa as the Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence. For those of us who love to read or write, her work needs little introduction. What fans of Davis might not know, however, is… Read more →

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Meridian Contributor Spotlight – Summer 2016

Meridian contributors are a hardworking and talented bunch. Here’s a rundown of the latest news about our contributors. If we’ve missed anything (it’s tough to keep up with such overachieving writers, you know), please let us know. We’d be happy to edit this post to include anything we may have overlooked. Wendy Rawlings (Meridian 36) has an essay in the latest… Read more →