Required Reading — Thisbe Nissen

Thisbe Nissen’s first novel, The Good People of New York, came out in 2001 and I remember buying it immediately and gobbling it up like Tasti-D-Lite in a waffle cone on a hot afternoon.


Tomorrow Thisbe and her husband Jay Nicorvo (also a writer who works at CLMP and Ploughshares) are coming to UMass to host a forum on small press publishing as part of the WRITERS WORK & SMALL PRESS BONANZA series. In anticipation of their visit I pulled my copy of The Good People… off my bookshelf and am now re-reading it. It’s just as great as I remembered—funny, heartfelt, and the mother-daughter duo of Roz & Miranda are endearing yet complex. A great summer read!

Stop by Bartlett 316 tomorrow from 11:30 – 12:30 to meet Jay & Thisbe, learn more about the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, and hear their advice on getting fiction published.


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