Party for The Literarian
Tuesday February 12, 2013
Two years ago, The Center for Fiction launched The Literarian magazine, with the intention of showcasing a wide range of thought-provoking literary writing. To date, we’ve published 57 original short stories by 55 writers, ages 21-83. We’ve published well-known literary figures alongside first-time authors, and run traditionally constructed, emotionally complex stories next to those that push the limits of subversion. The only thing you won’t find is business-as-usual.
At this event, we offered a sampling from three very different writers, along with a few libations.
Sigrid Nunez, whose wickedly delightful—and astute—myth “Betrayal” appears in our current issue, has published six novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, and, most recently, Salvation City. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. Among the journals to which she has contributed are The New York Times, Threepenny Review, Harper’s, McSweeney’s, The Believer, and Conjunctions.
Terese Svoboda, whose formally transgressive, emotionally sucker-punching story “Kosciusco Bridge” appeared in our fall, 2012 issue, is the author, most recently, of the novel is Bohemian Girl. Her novel Tin God has just been reissued in paperback. She recently had poetry published for the fourth time in The New Yorker.
Rumaan Alam, whose delicate, heartbreaking story about the illusion of safety, “A Certainty,” will appear in our spring, 2013 issue, has also had work in Washington Square Review, the Gettysburg Review, Crazyhorse, American Short Fiction, and Avery Anthology. He studied at Oberlin College, and lives in New York. "A Certainty" was a finalist in The Literarian's first short story contest.