Diana Wagman

Diana Wagman is the author of seven novels.  Her first, Skin Deep, was called an “extraordinary debut” by The New York Times. Her second, Spontaneous, won the 2001 PEN West Award for Fiction. Her fourth, The Care & Feeding of Exotic Pets, was a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers finalist and optioned for a feature film. Her latest, Extraordinary October, is her first for young adults. Her essays and short stories have appeared in various places including the Los Angeles Times, the Colorado Review, and Conjunctions as well as the anthologies Los Angeles Noir and MFA vs. NYC. She teaches fiction for Writing Workshops Los Angeles.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

The Well-Fathered Daughter

Diana Wagman reviews Gloria Norris's "KooKooLand: A Memoir," about the strange and awful ways of love....


The Devil and the Dead

In A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain, Adrianne Harun finds beauty in pitch black; she makes poetry out of brutality and grace out of terror....


Lost Girls

Death, loss and responsibility in Susan Minot’s latest novel, Thirty Girls…...


Erika and Envy

Cheryl Strayed, Erika Schickel, & a Facebook Fracas...


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