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Debra Di Blasi

Poetry, Fiction, Drama

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20000510

A screenwriter, fiction writer and poet, Debra Di Blasi’s work has been called “postmodern American gothic,” probably because of her scrutiny of the tensions and divisions that arise in human relationships from differences in culture, class, sex and age.  She talks about her 1999 collection of edgy short stories, Prayers of an Accidental Nature, and about her novella, Drought, which was made into an award-winning short film that and shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

| Subject Matter: Culture, Class, Sex, Age, Human Relationships | Interview Year: 2000 | Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Drama |

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Jamel Brinkley

Friday, March 22, 2019
Manhattan, Kansas

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

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