Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Author Spotlight

Joyce Carol Oates (1938 -    )

Famous Works Include: Wonderland (1971), The Triumph of the Spider Monkey (1976), Mysteries of Winterthurn (1984), Nemesis (1990), and Blood Mask (2006).

Oates published her first book in 1963, and has since published over fifty novels, as well as many volumes of short stories, poetry, and non-fiction. With a reputation for prolificacy, Oates has been one of the leading American novelists since the 1960s.

Quotes from Joyce Carol Oates:

"If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing homework you can still be writing, because you have that space."

"If food is poetry, is not poetry also food?"

"In love there are two things -- bodies and words."

Hope you've enjoyed this blast from the past from the May 2010 edition of the WCWC!

- Anna H.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Author Spotlight

Jack London (1876 - 1916)

Famous Works Include: The Call of the Wild (1903), The Sea-Wolf (1904), White Fang (1906), "To Build a Fire" (1908), and Martin Eden (1908).

Jack London was a self-made millionaire as well as a socialist who unsuccessfully ran for mayor of Oakland, California. A pioneer in commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first Americans to make a lucrative career exclusively from writing.

Quotes from Jack London:

"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with the club."

"I write for no other purpose than to add to the beauty that now belongs to me. I write a book for no other reason than to add three or four hundred acres to my magnificent estate."

"I write a thousand words every day."

Hope you've enjoyed this blast from the past from the February 2010 edition of the WCWC!

- Anna H.