Browsing: Local Authors

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Start Reading Homing Instincts by Sarah Menkedick…

Pittsburgher Sarah Menkedick‘s work has been featured in Harper’s, Pacific Standard, Oxford American, Aeon, Guernica, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in nonfiction from the University of Pittsburgh, and she was a 2015-2016 Fulbright fellow in Mexico. She’s also the founder of Vela, an online magazine of nonfiction writing by women.

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Start Reading Manchild by Alan Olifson…

Alan Olifson is an award-winning humor columnist, public radio commentator, comedian and regular host of Pittsburgh’s monthly Moth StorySLAMs. He created the acclaimed storytelling series WordPlay…

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Start Reading All That’s Left to Tell by Daniel Lowe…

Daniel Lowe teaches writing at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and received his MFA in fiction writing from the University of Pittsburgh. His debut novel, All That’s Left to Tell, “celebrates not just the power of storytelling but the deeply human need for it in even the most dire situations” (Stewart O’Nan).

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4 Questions: Daniel Lowe

Daniel Lowe teaches writing at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and received his MFA in fiction writing from the University of Pittsburgh.…

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Start Reading We Show What We Have Learned by Clare Beams…

“A dazzling story collection—as if, by a rare sort of magic, Alice Munro and Shirley Jackson had conspired together to imagine a female/feminist voice for the twenty-first century that is wickedly sharp-eyed, wholly unpredictable, and wholly engaging.” – Joyce Carol Oates

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5 Questions: Clare Beams

Clare Beams is the author of the story collection We Show What We Have Learned (Lookout Books, Oct. 2016). Her stories appear in One Story, n+1,…

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4 Questions: Marc Nieson

Marc Nieson’s Schoolhouse: Lessons on Love & Landscape is now available! Nieson — a Raymond Carver Short Story Award winner and Pushcart Prize nominee — teaches…

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4 Questions: Joshua David Bellin

Pittsburgh’s Joshua David Bellin, author of Survival Colony 9 (“A post-apocalyptic thriller that collides breathless action with devious world building and genuine heart. A terrific novel!”…

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Start Reading The Silver Ghost by Chuck Kinder…

“Called ‘the mighty Sasquatch of American Fiction’ by Michael Chabon, renowned literary outlaw Chuck Kinder steps once again onto the landscape of American letters with the paperback reissue of his 1979 novel, The Silver Ghost.”

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5 Questions: Siobhan Vivian

Critically acclaimed local author Siobhan Vivian’s book launch for The Last Girl and Boy in the World is on April 26th — in celebration, we asked…

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Interviewed: Rebecca Drake

Rebecca Drake’s newest novel, Only Ever You, will keep readers up at night. In it, a child goes missing — snatched from an affluent Pittsburgh suburb……

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Read Forsaken by J.D. Barker…

Littsburgh is thrilled to share with you the first chapter from J.D. Barker’s Forsaken (a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a…

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Four Questions: J.D. Barker

After reading the first chapter of Forsaken, we decided we had to find out more about new-to-Pittsburgher J.D. Barker, “a force to be reckoned with.” –…

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Read Four Poems by Kelly Scarff…

Littsburgh is thrilled to be able to share with you four poems from Kelly Scarff’s latest collection, Mother Russia (now available from Kattywompus Press). “I am…

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Three Poems by Philip Terman

Littsburgh is thrilled to be able to share with you three poems from Philip Terman’s latest collection, Our Portion: New and Selected Poems (Autumn House Press).…

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Chalk’s Outline by J.J. Hensley

We’re thrilled to be able to share the first chapter of Chalk’s Outline by J.J. Hensley, a former police officer, a former Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service, and a citizen of Littsburgh.

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New Issue of Uppagus! (#15)

“The latest Uppagus features poems from Donald Anthony Paris, Miki Howald, Kyle Hemmings, Judy Robinson, and many more. PLUS, another installment in the Michael Wurster interview…

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I’m Yours by Carolyn Menke

Littsburgh is thrilled to be able to share a first chapter preview of I’m Yours by Pittsburgh’s Carolyn Menke, available December 16th!

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Whisper by Dana Faletti

War and Wonder, the third book in Littsburgher Dana Faletti’s Young Adult paranormal romance series, The Whisper Trilogy, will be available as an e-book on December 1st. On Thursday, Dec. 17th, Gifted Hands Gift Shop in Wexford will be hosting a book launch to celebrate the release of the paperback.

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Recommended Listening: Sherrie Flick

“[in brackets] is the official podcast of Hot Metal Bridge, the literary journal staffed by the University of Pittsburgh’s MFA students. In this episode, we interviewed…