| Volume 2,
Number 10 ~ October 1996
Alexander has authored some thirty-two mass market
paperback novels. About two years ago he decided it was
time to return to writing noncommercial short fiction,
something he had put off for more than a decade. Since
then he has been searching for new metaphors and
narrative modes suited to the age of the sound bite, the
blur and the Zen koan as rock lyric.
Robert Olen Butler's "Woman Uses Glass
Eye to Spy on Philandering Husband" and "Woman
Struck By Car Turns Into Nymphomaniac" are both part
of a new book of short stories, Tabloid Dreams,
which will be published by Henry Holt this fall and is
scheduled to premiere as an HBO series early next year.
His last collection of short stories, A Good Scent
From a Strange Mountain, won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize
in Fiction. He is also the author of seven novels,
including the recent best seller, They Whisper. He
lives in Lake Charles, Louisiana, with his wife, the
novelist Elizabeth Dewberry.
William Cobb teaches at Penn State.
His work has been published in The New Yorker and
other magazines, and he received a National Endowment for
the Arts grant in Literature in 1992.
Guy Gallo is a screenwriter and teaches screen
writing at Columbia University. He has finished a novel
of which "Dutchy" is a small part.
A. Herzinger has written fiction, non-fiction, plays,
and poetry. A few years ago he won a Pushcart Prize for
his Buddy Holly story. He teaches at The University of
Cynthia Kadohata's first novel, The
Floating World, was published by Viking in 1989. Her
work has appeared in The New Yorker and elsewhere.
Paul Lisicky may still live in Iowa and is
probably working on a novel. His stories have been
published in Black Warrior Review, The
Quarterly, The Greensboro Review and Kansas
Steve Watkins used to teach at Mary Washington
College in Fredericksburg, VA, where he lived with his
wife Laurie and daughters Maggie and Eva. Where he is now
is anybody's guess.