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  Off the Page: Writers Talk About Beginnings, Endings, and Everything in Between, in which forty-three authors, including Martin Amis, Alice McDermott, Stuart Dybek, and Walter Mosley, charm, inspire and entertain as they discuss topics such as sex in literature and how characters come to life.

Writers in the Book

Off the Page Blog

C.K. Williams: The best poetry, when youíre reading it, you hear two voices simultaneously ó the voice of the poet and your own voice.

Gish Jen: You canít make a useful contribution by being didactic because the novel will be dead. But do I want my work to be culture shifting? The answer is yes.

Carole's blog features her latest reviews and interviews with these authors and others, including Anne Lamott, Anna Quindlen, Russell Banks, Sarah Dunant.

  News and Reviews

  • Story in 'Ploughshares'
    Carole's flash fiction appears in the Autumn issue, guest-edited by Percival Everett.

  • Reviews for Off the Page
    'Off the Page' is called 'well-turned and illuminating,' 'intriguing.'
    The Guardian   Chicago Tribune   Telegraph   Financial Times

  • Imagistic: Flash Fiction
    Carole Burns and painter Paul Edwards collaborate on a National Flash Fiction Day project. About Imagistic
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