John D’Agata teaches creative writing at the University of Iowa. His new book, About a Mountain, will be published next month by Norton.
- January 2010: What Happens There
A chronicle of suicide, longing, silence, and what’s not announced by the epic signage of Las Vegas.
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October 2003: Joan Didion’s Formal Experience of Confusion
Some memoirists hide behind their crisply recollected facts; Joan Didion offers herself unadorned, confused and blurry, and struggling to remember.