Pelt and Other Stories

by HRM on September 19, 2013

Pelt and Other Stories, a new short story collection by Catherine McNamara, is out this month from Indigo Dreams Press. The eighteen stories collected here are transporting and vivid, dark but never sorry for themselves.


The Construct of the Writing Process

by HRM on July 23, 2012

On Monday, July 9th we returned to another event at Shakespeare and Co. featuring a group of acclaimed American writers.


This isn’t Proust

by HRM on July 5, 2012

On Monday, June 26th, Lydia Davis visited Shakespeare and Co. She read a sampling of recent work, stories which varied in both topic and length, some no more than a few sentences long. As always, we found her prose to be tonic: humorous in its absurdity, melancholy in situation.


Crash! Bang! Wallop!

by HRM on June 28, 2012

Adam Thirlwell came to Shakespeare and Company on Monday, June 18th, to read from his newest book, Kapow!, published by Visual Editions. The following interview is transcribed and edited from Adam’s conversation with Jemma Birrell, as well as the question and answer period following the reading.


City as Muse

by HRM on May 23, 2012

Paris has been a destination for writers ever since, well, ever since writing narrative fiction became an activity. This city is both subject and object of the books that are written about it. Take the two best-selling books at Shakespeare & Company – The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and A Moveable Feast – in each, the city is both setting and character.


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