Sean Ennis Interviews Lindsay Starck, Author of “Noah’s Wife”

SE:  Early on in the novel, it’s clear you want readers to have the biblical story of Noah in mind. Out of all of the strange and powerful stories from Genesis, what specifically about that one was compelling to you?  Why did a sort of retelling of it seem necessary now? LS:  First and foremost, […]

July Read of the Month: “Noah’s Wife,” by Lindsay Starck

Reviewed by Sean Ennis Lindsay Starck’s debut novel, Noah’s Wife, centers on a town inexplicably inundated with a soaking, seemingly never-ending rain. The subsequent flooding threatens the local economy and tests the faith of the community in terms of whether to see the storm through (the rain must end sometime, right?) or abandon the town […]

The Yokshop

Interested in writing fiction? Memoir? Whether you are a novice or expert, come hone your writing skills at THE YOKSHOP (June 7th-9th), a weekend long writers’ conference in Oxford, Mississippi. Have your work read and discussed by published and critically acclaimed authors in one of America’s great writing towns. This year’s faculty features fiction writers […]

Lewis Nordan Explores Magical Bond Between Father and Son

   Still looking for a meaningful Father’s Day Gift? SLR contributor Sean Ennis shares the title that most impacted his role as both a son and a father:     When I first read Lewis Nordan’s Music of the Swamp, I was just a son.  I laughed and cringed at the bungling of Mr. Mecklin–the well-intentioned lies […]

Perpetual Care: Stories by James Nolan

  Review by Sean Ennis New Orleans as a city is complicated, and has become even more so over the past five years.  Countless narratives have emerged since Katrina describing the city’s joys and plights, and surely more will come from the recent oil spill in the Gulf.  And it is difficult to discuss James […]

Sean Ennis

Sean Ennis is a Philadelphia, PA native now living in Water Valley, MS where he is an instructor for the University of Mississippi and the Gotham Writers’ Workshop.  His fiction has appeared in Tin House, The Greensboro Review, The Mississippi Review, and the Best New American Voices anthology.