Writer's Notes is a series that invites writers to detail their projects at any stage in their process. In the inaugural post, author Phil Hanrahan examines the provenance and initial research for his tentatively titled book, A Couple, A Castle, A Dream, which takes him to Ballyvaughan, Ireland and the Burren College of Art.
Untitled (2014) by Julie Maroh; acrylic on paper
This one is for my friends, who understand this madness.
Erich Maria Remarque
The following commentary was presented at the “Writing War” panel discussion on May 1, as part of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.
Still from the movie version of All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Nguyễn Ngọc Loan executing Nguyễn Văn Lém on February 1, 1968 (Eddie Adams)
René Magritte's The False Mirror"(1928)
I have to be conscious that I am getting an American education, and this wasn’t an inevitable choice.
I ask my sister to ask my Dad to send the winter coat he had used in the early ‘90s.