The Low Road
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All Good Women. London: Methuen, 1987; Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 1987.
Winter's Edge. London: Methuen, 1984; Trumansburg, NY: Crossing Press, 1985; New York: Feminist Press, 1997; in German translation, An der Schwelle zum Winter. Munich: Droemersche Verlagsantalt, 1988.
Blood Sisters. London: Women's Press, 1981; New York: St. Martin's, 1982. London, Methuen, 1988; in Danish translation, Blodsostre. Copenhagen: Hekla, 1984; East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, Spring 2003.
Co-author, Tales I Tell My Mother: A Collection of Feminist Short Stories, with Z. Fairbairns, S. Maitland, M. Roberts, and M. Wandor. London: Journeyman Press, 1978; Boston: South End Press, 1980; in Swedish translation, Sagor fõr Lilla Mamma. Stockholm: Arbetarkultur, 1980; in Dutch translation, Verhalen van Vijf Dochters. Amsterdam: Van Gennep, 1980.
Co-author, More Tales I Tell My Mother: Feminist Short Stories, with Z. Fairbairns, S. Maitland, M. Roberts, and M. Wandor. London: Journeyman Press, 1978.
Co-author, Her Own Woman: Profiles of Ten Canadian Women, with M. Kostash, M. McCracken, E. Paris, and H. Robertson. Toronto: Macmillan, 1975; Halifax: Formac, 1984
Published in Ploughshares, Gettysburg Review, Salmagundi, New Letters, Prairie Schooner, Virginia Quarterly Review, Michigan Quarterly, Alaska Quarterly, American Voice, New York Times, Times Literary Supplement, Village Voice, The Nation, Conditions, The Economist, New Statesman, and other journals. Work collected in over fifty anthologies. Stories braodcast on the BBC as well as in Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands.
"Il Cortigiano of Thomas Avenue," (story) forthcoming, The Georgia Review, Summer, 2003.
"Percussion," (short story) forthcoming, Prairie Schooner, Spring, 2003.
"Flat World," (short story) forthcoming in Gargoyle, Spring, 2003.
"Veranda," (short story) Southwest Review, Winter, 2002-03.
"Always Avoid Accidents," (short story) Ascent, Winter, 2003.
"Until Spring," (short story) Witness, Fall, 2002.
"Greyhound, 1970" (short story) Puerto del Sol, Winter, 2002
"Tomorrow," (cross-genre narrative), Witness, Spring, 2002
"Vital Signs," (short story), New Letters, Winter, 2001.
"In Summer Light," (short story), Quarterly West, Winter, 2001.
"Imptermanence," (short story), Broadcast on BBC National Radio, 23 April, 2000.
"The Light Should Last Forever," (cross-genre narrative), Green Mountains Review, Winter, 2000.
"All the Way," (short story) forthcoming in Salmagundi, Spring, 2000.
"Metamorphoses," (cross-genre narrative), forthcoming in The Colorado Review, Spring, 1999.
"The Palace of Physical Culture," (short story), BROADCAST on the BBC, 20 September, 1998.
"View from the Escalator, Ritual Meals, Legacy, Neath the Pale, Yellow Moon," (cross-genre narrative), Prairie Schooner, Fall, 1998.
"On the Way," and "Manifest," (cross-genre narrative), Thirteenth Moon, Fall, 2000.
"A Scottish Opera," (cross-genre narrative), The Gettysburg Review, Fall, 1998.
"White Lunch," (cross-genre narrative), The Alaska Quarterly Review, Fall, 1997.
"My Life with the Windsors," (cross-genre narrative), The Michigan Quarterly Review, Spring, 1996.
"Holding on to the Day," (cross-genre narrative), The American Voice, Summer, 1995.
"A Spare Umbrella," (cross-genre narrative). Ploughshares, Fall 1994.
"On Earth." Virginia Quarterly Review, Spring 1994.
"Indian Writing Crosses The Atlantic," in Span, New Delhi, February, 2002.
"The Writer's World," translated by Anna Nadotti in Legendarria, September, October, 2000.
"A Novella, A Window Seat and a Cornish Pasty," (Judge's Essay, Novella contest), Quarterly West, Fall, 1999.
"To Look Again: An Essay on Revision." AWP Chronicle, February, 1998.
"Writing My Way West." AWP Chronicle, October, 1996.
"Reticence and Resistance, A Conversation." (with Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Judith Barrington) Women's Review of Books, July, 1996.
"Reviewing Literary Citizenship." AWP Chronicle, September, 1995.
"The Politics of Reviewing." Work and Days, 21, vol. 11. no. 1, 1993.
"Finding Cordelia's Voice as Working Class Hero." Hayden's Ferry Review, Fall-Winter 1992.
"The Brilliant Career of Thea Astley." Los Angeles Times, 7 August 1988.
"Letter from Australia." Washington Post, 7 August 1988.
"Labor Pains." Village Voice 5 January 1988.
Jane Smiley, Good Faith, in The Women's Review of Books, April, 2003.
Mary Ward Brown, It Wasn't All Dancing, and Annie Dawid, Lily in the Desert: Stories, in The Women's review of Books, December 2002.
Carol Anshaw, Lucky in the Corner, The Women's Review of Books, December, 2002.
Edna O'Brien, In the Forest, in The Chicago Tribune, 14 April, 2002.
S.L. Wisenberg, The Sweetheart Is In, in The Chicago Tribune, 29 July, 2001
Anita Rau Badami, The Hero's Walk, and Radhika Jha, Smeill, in The Women's Review of Books, July, 2001.
Amy Tan, The Bonesetter's Daughter,in The Los Angeles Time, Sunday, 18 February, 2001
Amit Chaudhuri, A New World, Manil Suri, The Death of Vishnu, Mira Kamdar, Motiba's Tatoos, in The Chicago Tribune, Sunday, 8 January, 2001.
Alice Adams, After the War, Boston Globe, 26 November, 2000.
Alice Hoffman, Local Girls and Jean Thompson Who Do You Love, Women's Review of Books, November, 1999.
Annie Proulx, Close Range, Chicago Tribune, 6 June, 1999.
Alyce Miller, Stopping for Green Lights, Chicago Tribune, 28 February, 1999.
Ehud Havazalet, Like Never Before, New York Newsday,15 November, 1998.
Nurrudin Farah, Secrets, Newsday 3 May, 1998.
Brian Moore, The Magician's Wife, The Boston Globe, 25 January, 1998.
Tess Gallagher, The Owl Woman Saloon, The Nation, 24 November, 1997.
Bernard MacLaverty, Grace Notes, The Chicago Tribune, 23 November, 1997.
Carlos Fuentes, The Crystal Frontier, Los Angeles Times, 26 October, 1997.
Diane Glancy, Pushing the Bear, The Women's Review of Books, January, 1997.
Joyce Carol Oates, We Were the Mulvaneys, The Nation, 22 October, 1996.
Gish Jen, Mona in the Promised Land, The Nation, 17 June, 1996.
Alice Adams, Southern Exposure, Los Angeles Times, 12 May, 1996.
Iris Murdoch, Jackson's Dilemma, The Nation, 8/15 January, 1996.
Craig Lesley, The Sky Fisherman, Boston Globe, 13 August, 1995.
Jane Smiley, Moo, The Nation, 9 May, 1995.
Randall Kenan, Let the Dead Bury their Dead, The Nation, 6 July, 1992.
Janet Zandy, Calling Home: Working Class Women's Writings. Women's Review of Books, September 1990.
Edna O'Brien, Lantern Slides. Philadelphia Inquirer, 3 June 1990.
Thea Astley, Reaching Tin River; and Jessica Anderson, Taking Shelter. Washington Post Book World, 29 April 1990.
2003 Loyola College, Baltimore, "Modern Masters Series"
2002 San Francisco Public Library, Main Library
2002 University of Nebraska
2001 Michigan State University
2001 California State University, Sacramento
2001 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
2001 University of British Columbia, Vancouver
2001 Civic Center Synagogue, New York
2000 Miranda House College, New Delhi
2000 University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
2000 North-Eastern Hills University, Shillong
2000 Himachel Pradesh university, Shimla
1999 Prescott College, Arizona
1998 Fales Library, New York University
1998 Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece
1998 Hull University, Hull, England
1998 University of Idaho
1997 University of Central Florida, Orlando
1996 University of Haifa, Israel
1996 Bankhead Reader, University of Alabama
1996 University of Alaska, Anchorage
1996 University of New Hampshire, Durham
1994 Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, Indiana
1993 Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York
1992 University of California-Berkeley
1992 University of Houston
1992 University of Miami, Florida
1991 Writer's Voice, Scottsdale, Arizona
1991 Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia
1990 Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
1989 Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
1989 Harbourfront Reading Series, Toronto, Canada
2002 University of South Carolina, Columbia
2000 American Center, Calcutta
2000 American Center, New Delhi
1999 Yavapai College, Arizona
1998 Sa Nostra, (Universitat de les Illes Balears), Palma, Spain
1998 University College, Dublin
1997 Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida
1996 University of Tel Aviv, Israel
1996 University of Alaska, Fairbanks
1995 Mendocino Writers' Conference, Fort Bragg, California
1994 Fishtrap Writers Conference, Joseph, Oregon
1993 University of Adelaide, Australia
1993 Deakin University, Geelong, Australia
1992 Rice University, Houston, Texas
1991 KEYNOTE ADDRESS, National Women's Studies Association Conference, Washington State University, Pullman
1988 India International Centre, New Delhi, India
"Pedagogical Ethics in a Corporate Academy," Associageed Writers Programs Annual Convention, Balitimore, 28 February, 2003.
"The Emergence of Literary Non-Fiction," Old Dominion University Literary Festival, 2 October, 2002.
"Re-setting The Margins," CLA Critical Dialogues Panel, U of Minnesota, 18 April, 2002, (also chaired panel).
"Learning from Teaching," AWP Twon Meeting in New Orleans, March, 2002.
"Reading as Writers," paper delivered at MLA Convention in New Orleans (also chaired panel), 29 December, 2001.
"Writerly Education," paper delivered at George Mason University's "Fall for the Book Festival," Fairfax, VA., 22 September, 2001.
"Fellowship in Solitude/Fellowship in Concert," paper delivered at George Mason University's "Fall for the Book Festival, " Fairfax, VA. 23 September, 2000.
"Collaborating Across the Arts," Second Biennial Feminisms(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, Minneapolis, 9 October, 1999.
"Spoken and Unspoken Contracts," Associated Writing Programs Conference, Albany, 16 april, 1999.
"Sometimes You Make Music: Approaches to Fictional Invention," Modern Language Association, 29 December, 1998.
"Practice as a Way of Writing, Teaching, Learning," Associated Writing Programs Conference, 3 April, 1997.
"Mending the Story," Modern Language Association, Washington, DC, 29 December, 1996.
"Burning the Metaphor: The Practice of Revision," Writers at Work Conference, Park City Utah, 9 July, 1996.
"Writing My Way West," Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, December, 1995, MMLA, Minneapolis, November, 1996.
"Reviewing the Literary Conversation." Modern Language Association Convention, San Diego, California; December 1994.
Wakako Yamauchi and the Relocation of Identity." Modern Language Association Convention, Toronto, Canada; December 1993.
"A Life in Letters." Reviewing Women/Women Reviewing Conference, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts; 6 November 1993.
"Writing the Writer Out." Modern Language Association Convention, New York, December 1992.
"The Writer in the World." Associated Writing Programs Convention, Minneapolis, April 1992 (also chaired panel).
"The Artist/Scholar Split." University of California-Berkeley, English Department Conference on Feminist Writing Inside and Outside the Academy, April 1992.