Author Archives: Ed Battistella

About Ed Battistella

Edwin Battistella’s latest book Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology will be released by Oxford University Press in the spring of 2014.

An Interview with Robert Antoni, author of As Flies to Whatless Boys

Robert Antoni is the author of five books: Divina Trace, Blessed is the Fruit, My Grandmother’s Erotic Folktales, Carnival, and As Flies to Whatless Boys. He earned an MA from the Johns Hopkins University and a PhD from the Writers … Continue reading

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Amy MacLennan’s Things to do this Poetry Month

Amy MacLennan’s has put together a great list of readings to help you celebrate National Poetry Month. Thanks, Amy. ** Jackson County Library Poetry Events April 1, 5:00p-6:30p, Shady Cove Library: Lawson Inada leads discussion on poetry April 5, 2:00p-3:30p, … Continue reading

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Aviation English, a guest post by Brenda Shelton

Aviation English The most common bridge language in the world is English. Whether the implemented communication is online, in business, or soaring above ground through the friendly skies, English is the chosen language of use and connection. After the end … Continue reading

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An Interview with Kate Lebo, author of A Commonplace Book of Pie

Kate Lebo‘s writing has appeared in Best New Poets, Gastronomica, The Rumpus, and Poetry Northwest among other places. She holds an MFA from the University of Washington, has been a recipient of a Nelson Bentley Fellowship and of the Joan … Continue reading

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10 Things to Love about the 2014 Oregon Book Awards — a guest post by Robert Arellano

10 Things to Love about the 2014 Oregon Book Awards (Southern Oregonian edition) Seeing Ashlanders Vince and Patty Wixon surrounded by their six children and a gaggle of grandkids to accept the Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award in Portland. … Continue reading

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An Interview with E R Brown, author of Almost Criminal

E.R. Brown is the Edgar-nominated author of Almost Criminal, published in spring of 2013. E. R. Brown (whose first name is Eric) grew up near Montreal and now lives in Vancouver, where he writes and works as a freelance copywriter … Continue reading

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Ashland at the AWP

Several literary Ashlanders attended the Association of Writers & Writing Program meeting in Seattle, February 26 – March 1, 2014. Here are their six-word summaries. Angela Howe Decker, author of Splendid Catastrophe: “Hordes of writers talking, reading, hip-hopping.” Amy MacLennan, … Continue reading

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Who Needs Newspapers? An Interview with Paul Steinle and Sara Brown

Paul Steinle is a veteran journalist and news media manager who has been teaching journalism since 1991. From 1991-2001, he launched graduate journalism programs at the University of Miami and Quinnipiac University; from 2001-2010, he taught journalism and served as … Continue reading

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An Interview with Molly Best Tinsley

Molly Best Tinsley has written a novels, short fiction, plays, a memoir, a textbook and thrillers She is the author of My Life with Darwin (Houghton Mifflin) and Throwing Knives (Ohio State University Press), as well as The Creative Process … Continue reading

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An Interview with Ben H. Winters, author of The Last Policeman and Countdown City

Ben H. Winters is the author of seven books, including his recent novels The Last Policeman, an Edgar Award winner, and its sequel Countdown City. He is also the author of several books for young readers, including Literally Disturbed, (a … Continue reading

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