Andrea Lynn's writing is activated by an eccentric curiosity that collects ideas and details. The training and temperament of a journalist, her natural inquisitiveness is concentrated on exploration of the human capacity to remember and forget.
Andrea’s current book project explores fundamentalism in America. Andrea investigates the theology in which she was raised and contemplates a romantic, pastoral childhood wrought with nightmares of heaven and hell; perpetual equilibrium sparring with eternal apocalypse. Founded during America's twentieth century interwar period, the religion of Andrea’s youth united patriotism and Christianity in profound ways that a century later continue to challenge, interrogate, and unravel America.
Andrea writes to chronicle a disappearing nature. In her nature essay published in Orion Magazine, and in PRI's Environmental News Magazine, Living on Earth, she considers nature as place; the place we call home.
In her visual essay, Gerry’s Sky, Andrea recorded weeks of sunset images at twilight from the same vantage point—next to her dying companion—as she learned more than she expected about love in a different form with the power to frame the meaning of relationship.
Andrea pursues the art of the written word to express the universality of the inner world. Her essays and short stories seek out the inherent spirituality of human life.
She dreams of an empathetic collective.
It's time to revisit the splendor of Beloved as the world bids farewell to the incandescent Toni Morrison, the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
The Nobel prize in literature 2018 is cancelled, and the circumstances surrounding the decision to postpone the award are mired in the complicated global perception of right and wrong. The Swedish Academy announced there will be two laureates in 2019.
The 2018 Pulitzer Prizes have been announced, and the prize for Fiction was awarded to Less by Andrew Sean Greer (Lee Boudreaux Books/Little, Brown and Company). What a beautiful, worthwhile read - substantial.
Where would we be without artists like those who occupy the pages of Mission At Tenth, the peaceful torchbearers relentlessly insisting on social change? Spending time in the pages of this literary journal feels like a road map for the intellect - and for the heart.
Have you read Megan Hunter's, The End We Start From? Dystopian Fiction, this felt real - insightful. The world into which the author wraps her characters is so fantastical that the story demands the reader constantly check what she knows about reality. Getting lost in this story is a delicious way to spend an afternoon.
The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2017 is… YOUTHQUAKE! The noun is defined as "a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people." Oxford editors collected mounds of data to arrive at their decision. Why did this word spark in our collective conscience in 2017, and what does it indicate for the year ahead?
The Man Booker Prize 2017 winner is Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. It delightfully breaks all the structure rules!
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