Ellen Birkett Morris

Ellen Birkett Morris

Ellen Birkett Morris is an award-winning, multi-genre writer based in Louisville, Kentucky. Morris is the author of LOST GIRLS, a short story collection, which Kirkus Reviews called "A varied set of tales from a skilled practitioner of the short form." Her fiction has appeared in Shenandoah, Antioch Review, Notre Dame Review, South Carolina Review, Fiction Southeast, Santa Fe Literary Review, and Upstreet, among other journals. https://ellenbirkettmorris.ink/index.html
Interview: A Small Thing to Want

Interview: A Small Thing to Want

A Small Thing to Want, Cawood, Press 53 – A Small Thing to Want is a series of stories about the tricky nature of love and relationships. It chronicles how the choices we make are often influenced by the ghosts of failed relationships and lost love. Shuly Xóchitl Cawood discusses the creation of the collection, working across genres and how to stay motivated.

Writers & Lovers Looks at Grief and Desire

Writers & Lovers Looks at Grief and Desire

Writers & Lovers, Lily King, Grove Atlantic – Writer’s and Lovers is set in 1997 and narrated by Casey Peabody, a 31-year-old writer grieving the death of her mother as she struggles to write, make a living and rebound from a bad romance with a poet.

Dukess Interview: Writing is an Act of Discovery

Dukess Interview: Writing is an Act of Discovery

The Last Book Party, Karen Dukess, Henry Holt – In The Last Book Party, Karen Dukess takes us to the summer of 1987 as 25-year-old Eve, an assistant at a publishing house, attends a party at the Cape Cod home of literary luminaries New Yorker writer Henry Grey and his poet wife, Tillie.

Patchett Weaves Story of Family Loyalty and Legacy

Patchett Weaves Story of Family Loyalty and Legacy

The Dutch House, Ann Patchett, Deckle House – Ann Patchett’s latest novel The Dutch House reads like a modern fairy tale with a house that seems enchanted or damned, depending on which character’s perspective you are grounded in, an evil stepmother, and two siblings,