Alison Clement

observations from a novelist who sometimes wants to say something small and see it published immediately

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Denis Johnson‘s new book, Tree of Smoke, was chosen for the National Book Award. I’ve been a Denis Johnson fan for years—my friend Laurie knows his sister-in-law and promotes her parties by claiming that he just might show up. I find it hopeful that someone like him, with a cult following but not, from what I can tell, a lot of success otherwise, could be recognized with a National Book […]

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