Stephen King and Joshua Bodwell Organize Readers in Support of Maine Regional Book Reviews

The New York Times recently reported on author Stephen King’s online effort to rescue the Portland Press Herald‘s book reviews section.

King, alerted to the Press Herald’s decision to remove book reviews from its annual budget by Joshua Bodwell of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, leveraged his large Twitter audience to supply the paper with much-needed new subscribers. King and Bodwell stressed the importance of robust local press coverage for authors who rely on these outlets to connect audiences with their work.

We salute Bodwell, series editor of The Collected Short Stories & Novellas of Andre Dubus, and King for their advocacy on behalf of writers and newspapers in Maine and around the country!

Read the whole story here: https://nyti.ms/2REP1iz

Bodwell Reflects on Editing Godine’s Three-Volume Dubus Series

Joshua Bodwell, Executive Director of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, lists The Collected Short Stories & Novellas of Andre Dubus among his favorite books of 2018.

As the series’ editor, he developed an especially close bond to Dubus’ remarkable work. “Twenty years ago,” he writes, “I got lucky and stumbled upon Dubus’s masterful short stories. To have the opportunity to work so closely with his writing, and help introduce it to more readers, has been one of the most truly humbling gifts of my life.”

We thank Joshua for his incredible work!

Read about more of the titles on Joshua’s list here: https://www.ellsworthamerican.com/living/arts-a-living/bodwells-bakers-dozen/.

More Praise for Dubus in America Magazine

Kevin Spinale contributes an insightful theological perspective on The Winter Father, Volume 2 of Godine’s Collected Short Stories & Novellas of Andre Dubus.

“The energy packed into Dubus’s stories throbs with Old Testament clarity,” Fr. Spinale observes. “The stories of The Winter Father are human stories–filled with ugliness and moments of grace.”

To read the rest of the article, including Fr. Spinale’s incisive questions for reader reflection, please follow the link here: https://www.americamagazine.org/arts-culture/2019/01/03/old-testament-clarity-andre-dubus.