Best of the Web 2009 (Dzanc)
Katherine Taylor, Tricia Louvar, and Lou Mathews will be reading from their selected work.
Katherine Taylor, author of Rules for Saying Goodbye, has won a Pushcart Prize and the McGinnis Ritchie Award in Fiction. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Elle, Town & Country, Details, Allure, and literary journals such as Ploughshares, The Southwest review, and ZYZZYVA. Much
like her fictional alter ego, she has burned bridges in London, Rome,
and Brussels, but now lives in Los Angeles, where she is working on her
Tricia Louvar , born in Iowa, is a writer, editor, and poet. She lives in a
bucolic area of Los Angeles. For more of her work, please visit www.tricialouvar.com.
Lou Mathews is a fourth-generation Angeleno. He worked as a mechanic until he was thirty-nine. His first novel, L.A. Breakdown, about illegal street racing, was picked by the Los Angeles Times as a Best Book of 1999. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, a California Arts Council Fiction Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and a Katherine Anne Porter Prize. He has published recent work in Black Clock and Tin House. His nonfiction has been published in the Los Angeles Times, L.A. Reader, L.A. Weekly, Mother Jones, Tin House, and L.A. Style, where he was a contributing editor for eight years and a restaurant reviewer for forty-three pounds. He teaches fiction writing and literature in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, where he was Teacher of the Year is 2002.
Praise for the Best of the Web series: "Such a development could not have come at a better time for online literary publishing."--NewPages "The book is heartily significant, featuring work that is sometimes surprising . . . and sometimes exhilarating--not unlike the Web itself."--Los Angeles Times "The book, which canvasses both fiction and poetry, really cooks . . . in the melding of the two genres. . . . The Internet is built for this work: short and weird, just what one's attention span wants when clicking through. And Almond and Leslie wisely pick up on that, making the book worth paging through, as well."--Time Out Chicago