December 2, 2013
I am delighted to say that my story collection, THIS CLOSE, was named a best book of 2013 by NPR.
December 2, 2013
I had the enormous honor of being a Visiting Writer at Elon University a few weeks ago. The English Department hosted me for three days and I got to meet students, run workshops, give a reading, and judge a story contest (the first place story was outstanding). I’ll be teaching again this spring, a 6-week short story workshop, at the Center for Fiction in New York City.
June 6, 2013
A little bit of writerly advice for the Writers Recommend feature at P&W.
May 28, 2013
For the “By Heart” series in The Atlantic—in which writers write about a favorite literary passage—I wrote about a section of Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations.
May 10, 2013
“The stories in Kane’s new collection are a revelation. They’re somehow solemn and mature in one turn while smiling and ennobling in another. There’s a quiet realism in them, the kind you read on your patio at twilight, the kind with a humanity that accepts how hard it is to trust people and know people and be near people but then also keeps love and fulfillment right there within grasp. It’s good to find these.” The “McSweeney’s Recommends” citation for This Close.
May 9, 2013
Inspired by George Packer’s piece on “gender reveal” parties for The New Yorker, I wrote about “genre reveal” parties for McSweeney’s. Learn how to plan your own here.
May 6, 2013
Writer David Abrams, author of Fobbit and keeper of the fine literary blog The Quivering Pen, asked me to contribute a piece to his “My First Time” series. I wrote about how my very first short story acceptance arrived.
May 2, 2013
My publisher told me this morning that This Close has gone into a second printing. I’m thrilled and so grateful to everyone at Graywolf Press for all the hard work that goes into making a book of short stories sell.
April 22, 2013
This Close has been longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. There are so many wonderful collections on this list, which is here. The shortlist will be announced in late May.
April 10, 2013
I was very happy to be invited to answer 7 Questions for A Public Space.