Congratulations to Amy Powell Faeskorn for correctly answering these questions! (Answers are below.) Amy has chosen the October 2011 issue of The Believer as her prize.
According to one writer, the work of author Don Delillo represents "a new phase in fiction." Who is the writer who said this?
a) Dave Eggers
b) Jay McInerney
c) Bret Easton Ellis
In a craft essay for The Believer, this writer said: My writing desk is covered in open novels. I read lines to swim in a certain sensibility, to strike a particular note, to encourage rigour when I’m too sentimental, to bring verbal ease when I’m syntactically uptight. I think of reading like a balanced diet; if your sentences are baggy, too baroque, cut back on fatty Foster Wallace, say, and pick up Kafka, as roughage.
Who is the writer?
a) Dorothy Allison
b) Zadie Smith
c) Lydia Davis
This comic artist designs the cover work for The Believer. Is it:
a) Charles Burns
b) Alison Bechdel
c) Chris Ware
Correct answers: 1, c; 2, b; 3, a.Aside from being a Lit Mag Champ, Amy Powell Faeskorn is a writer and creativity coach. Her work has appeared on The Rumpus and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. She lives in Swampscott, Massachusetts with her family.