Friday, 29 October 2010

Raymond Carver

My 'author profile' article on Raymond Carver is now up on the THRESHOLDS website.

One thing you soon surmise from reading Raymond Carver is that he was an alcoholic. Carver’s characters tend to drink excessively, and his stories often examine the negative impact of drinking on his central character’s relationships. But for the last eleven years of his life, Carver was sober, and it was in these sober years that he wrote what many believe to be his finest stories. But there’s more to this than simple drunkenness and sobriety. Nowadays, what we talk about when we talk about Carver is the role of the literary editor.
THRESHOLDS is an exciting new site for international postgraduate students studying the short story form. You can read the full article by clicking here.