Author Archives: Ann Kjellberg

Good-bye, and Hello!

Dear Friends of Little Star, It has been the greatest delight and adventure to edit our app version, Little Star Weekly, for you. We have loved this little form, and the opportunity it has offered to whisper in your ear each week a small secret of literature. We also believed very strongly in the mission […]

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Ingrid Winterbach in Little Star

This week in Little Star Weekly we return to the rich, various, demanding work of South African novelist Ingrid Winterbach, published on these shores by the intrepid Open Letter Books. Her recent novel The Road of Excess, so far appearing only in South Africa, returns to many of her preoccupations: tangled relations in adult families, […]

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Finally! Selected Poems of Melissa Green

It’s a celebratory week for Little Star because at long last the work of our beloved contributing editor Melissa Green becomes available in a new selected poems from Boston’s adventurous Arrowsmith Press. Melissa’s Squanicook Eclogues (read the title poem here) appeared to rapturous acclaim in 1987 but her subsequent work, like its reclusive author, has been nearly […]

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Tim Parks reinvents literary criticism

At Little Star we consider Tim Parks one of the central writers of the age. His novels—Europa, for instance, and Destiny and Cleaver—forge new literary constructions around narrators who are, on the one hand, intelligent and controlling and, on the other, unstable, revelatory, and self-discovering. His criticism for The New York Review of Books and […]

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Welcome new Little Star Weekly curator, Jason Stopa!

Our digital version Little Star Weekly would not be itself without the weekly work of art chosen for us by our roving band of Little Star Gallerists.  We are thrilled to welcome a new one on board, painter Jason Stopa. Jason currently has pieces in the show “The New New” at the Diane Rosenstein Gallery in […]

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One-Day Special! All our April Bernard and Anakana Schofield

In honor of their appearance at our Little Star Cabaret tonight, we’re opening up all the work we’ve run in Little Star Weekly by guests Anakana Schofield and April Bernard. April Bernard • “Found Sonnet: Samuel Johnson” • from Miss Filler • “The Nockamixon Road” (Parts One, Two, and Three) • “The Fixed Idea” (Parts One, […]

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A Poets’ Correspondence (VI): Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Glyn Maxwell

This summer, in our digital edition Little Star Weekly, we inaugurated an ongoing series, a correspondence on poetic means in the English of here and there (England and the UK) by Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Glyn Maxwell.  Read Glyn’s first installment in Little Star Weekly here  and the ensuing correspondence here in our diary. Here is letter #6.   Dear Glyn, Damn. What an […]

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Welcome Anakana Schofield!

          This week we are thrilled to welcome from the frosty north Vancouverian Anakana Schofield, who comes bearing her soon-to-be-published second novel, Martin John.  We are featuring it this week in Little Star Weekly (here and here) and in the second of our accidentally annual series of Little Star Cabarets, with […]

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Padgett Powell: Thursday Night at Housing Works

Little Star has been publishing Padgett Powell since our very first issue, which included quite a bit of what became his 2012 novel, You & Me. Then in 2012 we published his story “The New World,” which found its way into his new book of stories, out this week, Cries for Help: Various. We plucked […]

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Joy Williams: A New Book and a Little Star Weekly Special

Today Knopf issues Joy Williams’ first book of stories in ten years, and for the occasion we have opened up all her work for Little Star as our weekly special!       “Argos,” the afterlife of Odysseus’s faithful dog, reimagined “Mission,” nine days, or is it forever, behind bars, for desecrating the dead after […]

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