Peter Covino. Terrance Hayes. Oni Buchanan. Dorothy Barresi (in a very earthy way).-- James(I'm bi-poetic).
Sarah VapChuck Jensen
I'm gonna take a broader definition of young than the Yale Series and say Peter Pereira and Rebecca Loudon. This is based on writing, though--never met them in person.
I have a little crush on Emily Lloyd. ;)Also: Jhumpa Lahiri looks really, really beautiful in certain pictures, doesn't she? See the author photo on the paperback version of INTERPRETER OF MALADIES.I think my big crush is Martha Cooley. I really must smooch with her at some point. This must happen.I suppose this is my way of confessing that I do, in fact, enjoy fiction a great deal.
I am going to be cliche'Dave Eggars. I want to write a book like Heartbreaking. Plus he understands the pulse of San Fransico better than any other author out there. (I think)
I dunno. I'm gonna have to agree with Em, and add Jeanette Winterson to the mix.:p
Aleksandar Hemon, fiction writer, but his writing is pure poetry. Do you know of him? Emigre from Sarajevo. Author of The Question of Bruno & Nowhere Man. The best fiction writer in English for whom it is a second language (his English was rudimentary when he arrived here about 12 years ago) since Joseph Conrad. (Or rather, Nabokov. Is there anyone else I haven't thought of?) Anyway, the guy can't write a boring sentence (Ok, that's what the NY Times book review says on his book jacket, & I agree). He was born in 1964. Does that qualify?
Edwidge Danticat hands downs and Olena Kalytiak Davis if my love is not available. Sad fact: I have a photograph of Edwidge tucked in a book on my writing desk so I can moon over her when I think I write crap. She is stunning. Oh and that Jensen boy b/c he wears my glasses.
I'm going with Mark Wunderlich and I'll second Olena Kalytiak Davis. And I keep hearing of this Charlie Jensen guy, but I can't make him out behind those glasses and that naughty smile.
Oh yeah, how could I forget OK Davis?Charlie, I might pick her over you....
T. Cole Rachel