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Iris Smyles, Author of the New Novel, Iris Has Free Time, Plays the Game: Which Writer Would You Rather?

Julie Ingram | Posted 08.21.2013 | Books
Julie Ingram

On a casual stroll back from the Hayden Planetarium -- I'd wanted to do something cultural, and she'd run out of astronaut ice cream -- I introduced a game called, "Which Writer Would You Rather?"

Hard Print: John Barth on Fistfights, Riots and Shadow Boxing With Norman Mailer

John Hood | Posted 04.16.2012 | Books
John Hood

Star-studded seminars aren't the only things Barth fondly recalls, nor are they even the most violent, playfully or otherwise. In fact, an episode at SUNY/Buffalo almost got our man mauled not by a literary lion -- but by the authorities.