NBCC Member News: Floyd & Rebecca Skloot, Katharine Weber, Margot Mifflin, Denise Low & More

by Jane Ciabattari | Nov-09-2011

Floyd Skloot’s new book of short stories, Cream of Kohlrabi, was published in September (Tupelo Press). So was The Best American Science Writing 2011, which he co-edited with his daughter, long-time NBCC board member Rebecca Skloot, and Best Food Writing 2011, which contained one of his essays.

Former NBCC board member Katharine Weber published her sixth book in July, a memoir: The Memory of All That:George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family's Legacy of Infidelities (Crown).

Former Kansas poet laureate Denise Low has published a collection of her review-articles and other prose, Natural Theologies: Essays about Literature of the New Middle West from The Backwaters Press. Her latest book of poetry, Ghost Stories of the New West: From Einstein’s Brain to Geronimo’s Boots, recently was honored as a 2011 Kansas Notable Book.

Margot Mifflin’s The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman is out in paperback (Bison Books).  It was named a 2009 Southwest book of the Year and a Top 25 University Press Book by Books  XYZ. In  fall 2012, Powerhouse Books will publish an expanded third edition of her book, Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo.

Kristina Marie Darling's third poetry book, The Body is a Little Gilded Cage: A Story in Letters & Fragments, was released by Gold Wake Press in September.

St. Martin’s Press has published former Newsday book critic Dan Cryer’s Being Alive and Having to Die: The Spiritual Odyssey of Forrest Church. Kirkus praised this biography of a liberal anti-Jerry Falwell as “a warts-and-all examination of a man … masterfully told.” Booklist: “as winning and smart as its subject.”

Tim W. Brown is winding down a year-long series of readings, panels, and book-signings in support of his novel Second Acts (Gival Press, 2010), which took him to Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York City, St. Louis, Washington, DC, and, most recently, Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Company.

Fred Setterberg's novel, Lunch Bucket Paradise – about growing up in a working class California suburb during the 50s and 60s – will be released this month by Heyday

Vinton McCabe has “bit of good news/bad news to share.  Recently, Basic Health Publications published my book What Is Homeopathy? The good news is that this is my fifth book with Basic Health, and it is doing well.  The bad news is that the publisher managed to do something I have never seen before and actually mis-named me 'Vincent' McCabe on the book's spine.  Vinton McCabe may not be the best name, but it is the best one I've got."

David Galef’s latest short story collection, My Date with Neanderthal Woman, is out this month from Dzanc Books. Author of over a dozen books, Galef is Professor of English and creative writing program director at Montclair State University.

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