Tuesday, March 03, 2009

What is Darrin Doyle reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Darrin Doyle, author of the debut novel Revenge of the Teacher’s Pet: A Love Story, out this month from LSU Press.

One book mentioned in his entry:
Christine Schutt’s Florida – Schutt (pronounced skut) is a writer I enjoy for the pure pleasure of reading her amazing sentences. Her line-by-line reinvention of the world through language inspires consistent surprise, joy, and admiration. There’s also a wonderful storyline here, of a 13-year-old girl named Alice whose mother is committed to a sanatorium, after which Alice is sent to live in the loveless, cold environment of her Aunt and Uncle’s home. Really a devastating and beautiful book.[read on]
Doyle teaches fiction writing at Kansas State University.

His short stories have appeared in Puerto del Sol, The Long Story, Cottonwood, Night Train, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Laurel Review, H_NGM_N, Harpur Palate, and other journals.

Read more about Revenge of the Teacher's Pet at the publisher's website.

Doyle's second novel, The Girl Who Ate Kalamazoo, will be published by St. Martin's Press in 2010.

Visit Darrin Doyle's faculty webpage.

Writers Read: Darrin Doyle.

--Marshal Zeringue