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Author who writes for a living and lives for writing. // WOMB: a novel in utero (Merge Publishing 2017) // TRACKS: A Novel in Stories (Atticus Books 2011) // FLIGHTLESS GOOSE, a storybook for children (Writers Lair Books 2008) // www.EricDGoodman.com

Monday, August 21, 2017

On Inspiration, Concept, Voice, and Research

What inspired Womb: a novel in utero? Where did the concept come from? How did the voice develop? What kind of research went into making sure the fantastical story was suspended in plausible fact?

These are some of the questions answered during the question and answer session of the Enoch Pratt’s book launch of Womb: a novel in utero, part of the library’s Writers LIVE! Series. A member of the audience shared this clip, recorded during the session.

[link to youtube video once posted]

If you prefer professional audio, you’ll want to listen to the Enoch Pratt’s official podcast recording of the event—complete with introductions by Judy Cooper and Gregg Wilhelm, and a reading and question and answer session with the author.



But if you prefer bootleg video, and want answers to those specific questions, this is for you.

[link to youtube video once posted]

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Bootleg of Enoch Pratt’s Writers LIVE: Eric D. Goodman, Womb: a novel in utero

Do you prefer video to audio? Then you’re in luck. We came across this bootleg smartphone video recording of the Enoch Pratt Library’s launch for Womb: a novel in utero as part of their Writers LIVE! Series.

If you prefer professional audio, you’ll want to listen to the Enoch Pratt’s official podcast recording of the event—complete with introductions by Judy Cooper and Gregg Wilhelm, and a reading and question and answer session with the author.

              
But if you prefer bootleg video, this is for you.

https://goo.gl/photos/PoN9wodH9ktqs4Db7

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Monday, August 07, 2017

Steve Himmer on Womb: Highly Attuned, Deeply Inquisitive Novel

Steve Himmer of Emerson College is the author of such novels as Scratch, Fram, and The Bee-Loud Glade. What was Steve's reaction to Womb: a novel in utero?

"Womb’s wise before his years narrator has a whole world to show us — our own — if only we, and his own struggling parents, can remember how to listen past the noise of our busy postnatal lives. He knows big things we’ve forgotten and he knows he’ll forget them soon, too, but this highly attuned, deeply inquisitive novel gives us a welcome chance to be reminded of what is always already there."

-- Steve Himmer,
    Author of Scratch, Fram, and The Bee-Loud Glade

Learn more about Steve and his work at http://stevehimmer.com.


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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Nathan Leslie on Womb: Inventive, Tender, Remarkable, Scintillating Prose

Nathan Leslie is the author of nine books and counting, including Sibs, Madre, and The Tall Tale of Tommy Twice. What did Nathan think about Womb: a novel in utero?

"Leave it to Eric D. Goodman to have the imagination to narrate his latest risk-taking novel,Womb, in utero.  The point of view here is not only inimitable and inventive in its fly-on-the-wall approach, but Goodman’s novel also brings the goods in scintillating prose.  A truly tender, remarkable story.  You won’t read another novel like Eric D. Goodman's Womb anywhere."

-- Nathan Leslie
    author of Sibs, Madre, and The Tall Tale of Tommy Twice 

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