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Sydney Blair

Sydney Blair is the author of the novel Buffalo (Viking, 1991), winner of the Virginia Prize for Fiction, and her stories have appeared in Callaloo, 64, New Virginia Review, and Skyline, among others. She is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Virginia.


Notes from an Uncommon Reader

How Fiction Works, by James Wood. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, July 2008. $24 Books about the art and technique of fiction writing seem to fall into separate and distinct categories. Some are helpful, borderline inspiring, while others—the ones th [...]