Articles by Sonya Chung

December 10, 2012

BLOOM Seeks Social Media Intern and Editorial Assistant 0

Bloom, the new site that grew out of our Post-40 Bloomers series, is seeking to grow its staff.  Check out the two position descriptions here.

December 4, 2012

“Beyond Geography” Event at The Center for Fiction 0

Tonight, 12/4, in New York, The Center for Fiction, hosts “Beyond Geography,” a discussion of the role of place in the art of fiction with Jennifer Haigh, Hari Kunzru, Jennifer Acker, and Sonya Chung, co-sponsored by The Common.

November 5, 2012

Confessions of an Analogian Writing for the Webs 23

In that moment, I got it — what all this fuss about social networking was about. Give the tools a try, just be yourself; write what you care about. Weird things will start to happen.

September 28, 2012

Post-40 Bloomer: Susan Starr Richards Escapes the ‘Southern Boy’ World 0

My time was always fairly equally divided between the horses and my writing, the difference being that the horses always came first, and the writing had to be fitted in around their needs and their schedules. But in my imagination, there was always a confluence of visions.

August 14, 2012

All You Have Is What You Remember: The Millions Interviews James Salter 7

“All you have in life is what you remember. It’s the one filament connecting you to the void. It doesn’t necessarily become art.”

August 6, 2012

Post-40 Bloomer: Mary Costello’s Immaculate Sadness 3

There is much sadness, of the starkly honest and lonely variety, in Costello’s stories. She gets it so right – achingly right – how love and loss are indistinguishable.

June 29, 2012

Post-40 Bloomer: Anna Keesey’s Little Century 3

Little Century is a book I’d recommend to anyone who embraces the dark and bright sides of life with equal gusto.

June 19, 2012

On Loneliness: Art, Life, and Fucking Human Beings 14

There are days when it seems to me that what it is to be a fucking human being is to be lonely; to be in this state of deep sadness and estrangement, and to know that there is something terribly wrong about this loneliness on the one hand, and on the other (in knowing the wrongness utterly), something also potentially beautiful.

May 2, 2012

Post-40 Bloomer: Spencer Reece, The Poet’s Tale 5

We needed such a story. The romance, the sense of “close call.” We need these stories to counter the inevitability of obscurity; we need stories that kindle our sense of hope, and possibility. In truth, I wouldn’t blame fans or journalists for altering or exaggerating the story. I understand why we need it to be as dramatic as possible.

March 29, 2012

Post-40 Bloomers: Harriet Doerr’s Impossible Perfection and Happiness 7

Would a person who was happy for forty-two years write a book?