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Farewell, Ivan Doig

I’ve been wrestling with whether to write this since I heard the news yesterday that Ivan Doig, the poetic chronicler of the American West and Montana, died at age 75. Unlike so many of my friends, of whom I’m endlessly envious, I have no story about meeting the man. Though he surely has been a […]

Jon Clinch on Belzoni, micro-publishing, and What Comes After

Jon Clinch, the acclaimed literary author who shocked just about everybody by opting for self-publishing in 2012, has taken another unconventional turn. His latest novel, Belzoni Dreams of Egypt, is greeting the world in monthly installments, which Clinch is pricing at 99 cents apiece, before the entire novel is released in December. It’s a throwback […]