Tag: Laura van den Berg
The Problem of This GhostMarch 2014
In Key West, I noticed the wild roosters in the palm trees, the seawall laced with purple algae, the dark, mountainous clouds that appeared before a storm. I noticed Florida. What a strange and troubled and occasionally magical place. What a place to have come from.
Laura van den Berg: The Odd MomentMarch 2014
The author of The Isle of Youth on Florida, her influences, and the pressures of conformity that female writers face.
Anthropogenesis, or: How to Make a FamilyMarch 2013
Soon it was all they could do to keep these children from singeing the draperies or shattering the glass windowpanes with a single touch.
The floor was made of dirt, the walls dark and smooth, the ceiling just high enough for us to stand upright. You could walk a quarter mile before it ended, cut off by a stone wall. And it was in this tunnel that Darcie heard the voice of her mother, who was dead.
Meakin Armstrong: On Laura van den BergOctober 2009
Laura van den Berg’s writing is spare and elliptical. Large topics are broached, but quietly and the stories stay with you.