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Other Writing

A Selection

Book Reviews

  • The Souvenir Museum by Elizabeth McCracken

    Fiction Writers Review, April 12, 2021
    The rubble of what happens is the real souvenir in these stories: memento mori, reminder not just of time gone by, but of death, always there, always approaching.

  • Wild Swims by Dorothy Nors

    Fiction Writers Review, February 1, 2021
    Reading these stories at times feels almost like complicit voyeurism—witnessing pain through a one-way mirror in the laboratory of Nors’s world.

  • Beneficence By Meredith Hall

    New York Journal of Books, October 2020
    Through the experience of a fictional family, Doris and Tup Senter and their children, the author tells a powerful story of love and loss and endurance.

  • Jack: A Novel By Marilynne Robinson

    Washington Independent, September 30, 2020
    Whether or not you’ve read Gilead, the author’s latest work is a balm for the soul.

  • Fracture by Andrés Neuman

    Fiction Writers Review, June 15, 2020
    The novel is narrated as an episodic composite, linked by the author’s narrative conceit: a persistent Argentinian journalist has been seeking to interview elusive, reclusive Watanabe.

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Essays

  • Resonant Places

    Cleaver Magazine, May 8, 2021
    Ellen Prentiss Campbell writes about “Houses We Live In, Homes that Live in Our Writing.”

  • Many Things Are Wonderful

    Fiction Writers Review, February 15, 2021
    Ellen Prentiss Campbell meditates on the influence of teachers, fulfilling promises, and becoming who we’re meant to be in this homage to her teacher Sally Nash.

  • Friendship on the Page

    On the Seawall, May 12, 2020
    Featured essay by Ellen Prentiss Campbell.

  • Soothing Stories

    Washington Independent, May 7, 2020
    Favorite childhood tales feel like long-lost friends right now.

  • Talking Walls

    Fiction Writers Review, November 2019
    Following the vapor trail of memory.

  • Kintsugi on the Page

    Fiction Writers Review, September 2018
    If writing is kintsugi on the page, kintsugi is the art of losing.

  • The Edge of the Sea by Josephine Jacobsen

    Fiction Writers Review, May 2018
    Jacobsen’s work is about the mystery of balance and falling.

  • No Trespassing

    Talking Writing, February 2017
    A Therapist’s Intuition Uncover Hidden History.

  • Creative Defiance

    Fiction Writers Review, December 2011
    Writing is the ultimate act of creative defiance.

  • Come to Greentown

    Fiction Writers Review, November 2012
    Ray Bradbury’s Pulitzer –winning stories provide a portal back to childhood, and the ultimate SciFi shape shifter: age.

  • Stories We Love: “Travel,” by Laurie Colwin

    Fiction Writers Review, May 2014
    Certain stories, like certain poems, etch onto memory.

 

Stories

Excerpts

  • Problem Set

    The American Literary Review: Fall 2012-Spring 2013
    Joy navigated past a stream of trucks. She hated highway driving, mistrusted her night vision.

  • Your Guardian, Angela

    The MacGuffin, Spring/Summer 2012
    I pride myself on my credentials as a Generalist. Good, classic pearls of wisdom go with any ensemble.

  • Duets and Solos

    Talking River, 2010
    One afternoon a week they were excused early from school and rode with Mrs. Crichton in her big black sedan, one of the cars left behind by her husband. He had left her behind, too.