2012 – 2013

An Interview with Diana Sheets: What in the World is Longform Journalism and Why is Everyone Talking About It? by Michael F. Shaughnessy

Singing the Blues by Amitava Kumar

PTown, Sharks and The Norman Mailer Center by Tom Ward

Inaugural NMC Fellow, Rachel Cantor, Releases Two Books with Melville House

  Rachel Cantor, part of the first group of Mailer Colony fellows in 2009, has sold two books to the independent press Melville House. BOYCHIK, a debut novel about a Pythagorean pizza chain employee whose complaints hotline is taken over by a do-gooder from another century, will be published in Fall 2013, followed by DOOR NUMBER TWO, a novel about an underachieving translator who begins to suspect that her latest assignment, with a flamboyant Nobel Prize winner, is not what it seems. Twenty of Rachel Cantor’s stories have been published in the Paris Review, Kenyon Review, One Story, New England Review, Fence, and elsewhere. They have received three Pushcart Prize nominations, and been short-listed for Best American Short Stories and an O. Henry Award. Ms. Cantor lives in Brooklyn, New York.Rachel Cantor, part of the first group of Mailer Colony fellows in 2009, has sold two books to the independent press Melville House. BOYCHIK, a debut novel about a Pythagorean pizza chain employee whose complaints hotline is taken over by a do-gooder from another century, will be published in Fall 2013, followed by DOOR NUMBER TWO, a novel about an underachieving translator who begins to suspect that her latest assignment, with a flamboyant Nobel Prize winner, is not what it seems. Twenty of Rachel Cantor’s stories have been published in the Paris Review, Kenyon Review, One Story, New England Review, Fence, and elsewhere. They have received three Pushcart Prize nominations, and been short-listed for Best American Short Stories and an O. Henry Award. Ms. Cantor lives in Brooklyn, New York.Rachel Cantor, part of the first group of Mailer Colony fellows in 2009, has sold two books to the independent press Melville House. BOYCHIK, a debut novel about a Pythagorean pizza chain employee whose complaints hotline is taken over by a do-gooder from another century, will be published in Fall 2013, followed by DOOR NUMBER TWO, a novel about an underachieving translator who begins to suspect that her latest assignment, with a flamboyant Nobel Prize winner, is not what it seems. Twenty of Rachel Cantor’s stories have been published in the Paris Review, Kenyon Review, One Story, New England Review, Fence, and elsewhere. They have received three Pushcart Prize nominations, and been short-listed for Best American Short Stories and an O. Henry Award. Ms. Cantor lives in Brooklyn, New York.Rachel Cantor, part of the first group of Mailer Colony fellows in 2009, has sold two books to the independent press Melville House. BOYCHIK, a debut novel about a Pythagorean pizza chain employee whose complaints hotline is taken over by a do-gooder from another century, will be published in Fall 2013, followed by DOOR NUMBER TWO, a novel about an underachieving translator who begins to suspect that her latest assignment, with a flamboyant Nobel Prize winner, is not what it seems. Twenty of Rachel Cantor’s stories have been published in the Paris Review, Kenyon Review, One Story, New England Review, Fence, and elsewhere. They have received three Pushcart Prize nominations, and been short-listed for Best American Short Stories and an O. Henry Award. Ms. Cantor lives in Brooklyn, New York.

NMC Workshop Alum and Playwright Present a Stage Reading of Play Developed at Colony 

NMC workshop alum and playwright, Nina Angela Mercer, is presenting a stage reading of the play, Gypsy & The Bully Door, which she developed last summer while in Paul Carter Harrison’s August Wilson Blues Poetics Workshop.

The number of awards and publications from Mailer colony writers is growing!

NMC Workshop Alum Awarded Pushcart Prize

NMC workshop alum, Steve Adams, was recently awarded a Pushcart Prize! The essay was workshopped in J. Michael Lennon’s creative non-fiction summer workshop and caught the eyes of many. His award winning essay, “Touch,” which describes the writer’s relationship with a cancer stricken masseur, was originally published in the Spring 2012 issue of the literary journal The Pinch. The essay will also be reprinted in the 2014 Pushcart Prize Anthology.

In addition to his recent Pushcart, Adams has also received Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers and The Bronx Writers’ Center “Chapter One” Contest. Steve Adams, both a writer and writing coach, explores not only non-fiction, but playwriting, fiction, screenwriting and poetry as well. His dedication is an inspiration to us!

Way to go, Steve!