I am delighted to share this essay, which appears today in The Rumpus. For my memoir writing students, who struggle mightily with exposing their most hidden truths — this one was very hard for me, especially because I did not want to expose my family to public scrutiny. But writers must write, and that’s all there […]
Akashic Books published Kaylie Jones’ fifth novel Speak Now in 2003. Later that year they reissued A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries, her third novel originally published in 1990 by Bantam Books, which was adapted as a Merchant Ivory film in 1998. She is the editor of Akashic’s Long Island Noir. Akashic is now the host publisher for Kaylie’s newest endeavor, Kaylie Jones Books, […]
From Here to Eternity, the musical will be coming soon to London. Sir Tim Rice (lyrics), Stuart Brayson (score), Bill Oakes (book), Tamara Harvey (director), yours truly and others, discussing the novel, the musical, and all things in between in this interview. Click here to see the interview.
A very exciting time for us as Laurie Loewenstein’s novel UNMENTIONABLES, the first of our imprint series, goes into print.
Yesterday I drove to Sag Harbor. As I turned onto the sun-drenched blue stretch of Long Beach, I could see a corner of my friend Janine Veto’s old street and I started thinking about the days when I used to drive out to teach at Southampton College with Baby Eyrna in back, in her tiny […]
After having a great intellectual and stimulating time at the Akashic party for LONG ISLAND NOIR at Mysterious Book Shop, Kevin and I came home and watched the Season 2 finale of GAME OF THRONES on HBO. Here is my private, uncensored conversation on Facebook: Kaylie Jones: Why I do not like GAME OF THRONES: […]
ARE YOU MY MOTHER? Mothers on the Writing Life Thursday, May 10 7:00 – 9:00pm THE STRAND BOOKSTORE 828 Broadway, New York City Join us for an evening of readings, discussion, book signings … and a champagne toast for Mothers Day! The Strand Bookstore has partnered with six talented authors for an honest look and […]
[I am thrilled with Eyrna’s 9th grade English teacher at Stuyvesant. He allows her to think outside the box and use her creative abilities in her papers. It is so hard for students to appreciate classic literature, with all the other media available to them, and the speed at which entertainment is offered these days. […]
Just because a group of people decides something is right does not mean it is. Entire societies have blindly conformed to murderous governments, like Hitler’s or Stalin’s, out of fear for their own lives or out of blind obedience. Some genuinely believed their actions were just, while others did not feel obligated to stick up […]