He has accomplished a great deal and is very well known in his home state and region, but he has yet to have any sustained look at his career. If there are any passers-by interested in a topic for research and publication, I think Phil would be a good one. With fifteen books (or is it sixteen?) on the shelf, he is certainly at that stage in his career where backward glances start to be important.
Phil has recently retired from many years at the University of Georgia and is no longer doing speaking engagements. Instead, he is holed up on his little fief, writing. If you want an e-visit with him, go to his website, where you can find out more and can also leave him a note on his blog.
Seek Giacometti’s “The Palace at 4 a.m.” Go back two hours. See towers and curtain walls of matchsticks, marble, marbles, light, cloud at stasis. Walk in. The beggar queen is dreaming on her throne of words…You have arrived at the web home of Marly Youmans, maker of novels, poetry collections, and stories, as well as the occasional fantasy for younger readers.
- Seren of the Wildwood 2023
- Charis in the World of Wonders 2020
- The Book of the Red King 2019
- Maze of Blood 2015
- Glimmerglass 2014
- Thaliad 2012
- The Foliate Head 2012
- A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage 2012
- The Throne of Psyche 2011
- Val/Orson 2009
- Ingledove 2005
- Claire 2003
- The Curse of the Raven Mocker 2003
- The Wolf Pit 2001
- Catherwood 1996
- Little Jordan 1995
- Short stories and poems
- Honors, praise, etc.
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Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Divine Comics
Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.
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Are these poems? Short fictions? You may have said, but I missed it, if you did.ReplyDelete
Fictions with some relationship to Dante. Beyond that, I do not know...ReplyDelete
Have been talking about it with him this morning... It is three interlocking novels. I think it sounds very different and certainly not a traditional trilogy!ReplyDelete
So, like, where's the link to his website?ReplyDelete
Oh, phoo! Can you tell I'm too busy? Forgot. www.philipleewilliams.comReplyDelete
Surely I will emerge from being too busy some day soon, right?
Was wondering about the link to his online space until I came to the comments.ReplyDelete
The cover is certainly intriguing.
I was hoping to find a link here too, so thank you, Robbi, and thank you Marly.ReplyDelete
I shall go have a look-see!
Trundle on, Marly! It's the polishing that polishes things, after all!
I will put the final cover up some time. It also suggests merriment... Right now the only one online refused to copy.
Sorry about the link. I am just tired--been working on two bigbigbig deadlines.
Mr. Rogers had a kids' song about polishing. Polishing, polishing, everything! Etc. I think somebody was polishing leaves at the time.
You are polishing too!
This is a wonderful book. I'm astonished to see that six months after the release date, there are no mainstream reviews. I seem to be the only person to review it anywhere (on Malcolm's Round Table). It's much different than his other books, but well worth the fun of experiencing.ReplyDelete
I believe shifting to a university press makes a good deal of difference--at least I am finding it so. Much more work to get reviews. Mercer has not sent ARCs in the past, so Phil would have missed the early pre-pub reviews. I've just done my first university press novel with them (won their fiction contest), and I am finding that the lack of helpful starred reviews at PW and Booklist is a difficulty. They are obtaining a new marketing director, so that may change...
P. S. Thank you for reviewing! I am about to go out of town for a conference but will take a look... Just keep talking it up. But it takes a lot of talk to make a dent in the world!ReplyDelete