Who would have thought The Great American AIDS novel has finally, finally been written—and by a woman. This surprise has little to do with the relative ability of a man or a woman to write better about any given subject. Rather that the AIDS epidemic has done the most damage to the gay male population. Arguably, up until now, all the fine literature associated with it has been written by men. First and foremost perhaps Angels in America by Tony Kushner, and lesser known but great in its own right the book Was by Geoff Ryman. [Read more…]
Between Two Languages
I like traveling alone to the countries where I speak the language. This gives me an opportunity for a cultural immersion that really isn’t possible if you’re traveling with English speakers.
The Death of Karen Silkwood
Author of The Killing of Karen Silkwood
On November 13, 2014, a reporter at “KWTV-News 9” in Oklahoma City interviewed Karen Silkwood’s son Michael. It was the fortieth anniversary of her death, and Michael was close to tears as he confessed that he was afraid of dying without ever knowing who killed his mother and why. She was never far from his thoughts.
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