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Brendan Wolfe

Brendan Wolfe is associate editor of Encyclopedia Virginia, an online publication of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. His essays and reviews have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Christian Science Monitor, the Colorado Review, and His book on the early jazz legend Bix Beiderbecke is forthcoming.


Odd, Exhausting, and Beautiful

The Pen Friend, by Ciaran Carson. Blackstaff Press, $32.95 It depends on what you’re looking for in a literary companion. Gabriel Conway, the protagonist of Ciaran Carson’s slim but dense new novel The Pen Friend, is a little [...]