Daniel Alarcon

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Are Creative Writing MFAs a "Ponzi Scheme"?

    ​A Master of Fine Arts in creative writing in America is a curious piece of paper, one that says something about the person holding it -- mostly, that they survived an MFA program without killing themselves, which apparently isn't easy -- and also, in some circles, acts as a certification that ... More >>

  • Art

    February 27, 2007

    America's Next Top Supernovel

    Granta once again takes bets on the nation's young literary talent

  • Books

    January 2, 2007

    Town With No Name

    Daniel Alarcón's heroine uses the airwaves to search for lost loves in a war-torn land

  • Books

    June 6, 2006

    The Great Escape

    VLS Beach Reads: Relax with a pre-Scientology L. Ron Hubbard, other people's notebooks, and a carnivorous plant