On Monday, Dana spoke to Daniel Davis Wood about her influences and inspirations, about the role that science plays in her stories and the way she puts together her sentences. Here, the discussion continues with a focus on the stories in Our Dreams Might Align and the form of the collection as a whole.
Dana Diehl’s collection of short stories, Our Dreams Might Align, will be published by Splice on April 16 and is available for pre-order now. Dana lives and works in Tucson, Arizona, on the edge of the Sonoran Desert, and her stories evoke the otherworldliness of that place.
On Saturday mornings, Splice rounds up the previous week’s best literary criticism and serves it up to you in a single dish. You didn’t have any plans for the weekend, did you?
Splice publishes new content on Mondays and Wednesdays, but throughout the week we bulk it out with bonus material on Facebook and Twitter. On Fridays, “Backchat” looks at the week that was and gathers up all the bonus material in one place.
When we moved to the capital my mother resolved that we should make a new impression on the world too. Papá was often away on business and so Caetano drove — and as we passed from the new district into the old district of the city, I read the street names…
The search, in non-lusophone literatures, for the word’s elusive meaning finds an echo in the search for a lost place, which illuminates Suneeta Peres da Costa’s lyrical new novella Saudade.
Lisa Halliday’s Asymmetry has been one of the first runaway literary success stories of 2018. A number of excerpts from the novel have appeared online; here’s a roundup of the places where you can get a feel for each of the book’s two, asymmetrical sections.