After having penned a cover review of Cynthia Ozick’s recent novel Foreign Bodies for the New York Times Book Review a little over a week ago, Prof. Thomas Mallon is featured in the latest New Yorker article, reviewing Jim Carroll’s posthumous offering, The Petting Zoo. Carroll, famous for his memoir The Basketball Diaries, was a wildly talented writer who once had a punk band fronted by Patti Smith (herself a poet and noted memoirist). Carroll was finishing The Petting Zoo when he died in September 2009.
In other news, GW English alumna Amy Bailey, who received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, recently published her story “The Confidante,” in New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing. We are all very proud of Amy. As she notes in a recent email to her former creative writing professor Faye Moskowitz, “I actually can hear the kvelling” from Washington DC!