Q&A with Nick Arvin, author of The Reconstructionist

Q&A with Nick Arvin, author of The Reconstructionist

As I noted in my review of his latest novel, The Reconstructionist, Nick Arvin really captured my attention with Articles of War.  He was gracious enough to participate in a Q&A for that novel so I was excited about getting his perspective this time around.  Luckily for me, he agreed to take some time to answer some questions. First, a brief bio: Nick Arvin is an American engineer and writer. Born in North Carolina, he was raised in Michigan, and graduated from the University of Michigan...

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Where Are the Conservative Novelists?

Where Are the Conservative Novelists?

Mark Goldblatt wonders: You have to wonder, under the circumstances, whether the ambitions of a young conservative novelist would be unreservedly encouraged and diligently nurtured in a contemporary MFA program. If the answer is no, then the ramifications are profound — and profoundly disturbing. For the issue here runs deeper than the run-of-the-mill ideological browbeating that goes on in college classrooms across the country. Students can always weigh their professors’ rants...

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National Review Online Literary Links

National Review Online Literary Links

A couple of literature/bookish related links from our friends over at NRO: – First, they have a symposium on Shakespeare: Nobody knows precisely when William Shakespeare was born. It was in 1564, probably a few days before April 26, which definitely was the date of his baptism, as recorded in the parish church at Stratford-upon-Avon. The Bard’s birthday is traditionally observed on April 23, which is also the date on which he died, in 1616. To celebrate his life, we’ve asked a...

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