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The Age of Miracles

Karen Thompson Walker was chosen as the 2011 Sirenland Fellow on the strengh of her unpublished manuscript, The Age of Miracles. Apparently we’re not the only ones who were blown away by her writing.  Several weeks after being named as Sirenland … Continue reading

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Andrew Sean Greer Coming to Sirenland

Sirenland is delighted to announce that this year’s visiting writer is Andrew Sean Greer. He is the bestselling author of The Story of a Marriage, which The New York Times has called an “inspired, lyrical novel,” and The Confessions of … Continue reading

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Good News for Bad Juju

Bad Juju & Other Tales of Madness and Mayhem by Sirenland’s Jonathan Woods (2008 & 2009 sessions) was a featured book at the 2010 Texas Book Festival.  And Jonathan was one of four writers included in The Onion’s Austin A.V. coverage of … Continue reading

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Why We Don’t Invite Editors or Agents to Sirenland

This is a repost from our old blog, but it bears repeating. A number of people have written to us asking if there are going to be agents and editors at Sirenland this year.  No, there won’t be.  Here’s why: … Continue reading

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Interview with Peter Cameron

Thanks to Carol Richards for pointing me to this interview with Peter Cameron, who will be teaching at Sirenland 2011. Tweet

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LA Times Review of “The Wake of Forgiveness”

‘The Wake of Forgiveness’ by Bruce Machart A richly told tale of brother against brother and sons against father. By Susan Salter Reynolds October 24, 2010 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 310 pp., $26 Lavaca County, Texas — one moment it’s a … Continue reading

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Jim Shepard’s Ploughshares

Jim Shepard is the editor of the current fiction issue of the Journal Ploughshares.  The issue contains fiction by Sandra Leong (Sirenland 2010), Charlie Baxter, Aimee Bender and others. Jim’s introduction alone is worth the cover price, but there’s also … Continue reading

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Welcome to our new blog and Website

After four years we’ve updated our website. We’ve fired the old designer (me) and gotten involved with a professional. We still want to open the site to anyone Sirenlander, past or present, who wants to post information, promote a book, … Continue reading

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