I -- https://twitter.com/RickRofihe -- started Anderbo Books in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1971; it was my second publishing company. It continues today as http://www.anderbo.com with me as Publisher & Editor-in-Chief and has a great group of online editors working on it. I also started Open City Magazine's short story contest at http://opencity.org/the-rrofihe-trophy -- now at http://www.anderbo.com/anderbo1/no-fee-rrofihe-trophy2015.html -- and was an advisor to the Vilcek Foundation for their 2011 prizes in the field of literature. As a writer, I'm mostly known for my nine New Yorker magazine short stories acquired by The New Yorker in a 3-year period, all edited by Pat Strachan http://www.anderbo.com/bop9.html -- you can hear Anne Fiero read the third one at http://www.annecammon.com/audio/Rofihe_Satellite_Dish.mp3 -- but my nonfiction pieces such as the two on http://mrbellersneighborhood.com/author/rick-rofihe and the ones on anderbo such as http://www.anderbo.com/anderbo1/afact-013.html are also important to me, as is my book of short stories, FATHER MUST (Farrar, Straus & Giroux; Editor: Jonathan Galassi; Agent: Gail Hochman; Book and Cover Design: Cynthia Krupat; Publicist: Helene Atwan.) http://blog.fictionaut.com/2009/05/23/rediscovered-reading-father-must-by-rick-rofihe/ Reviews for it are at http://www.anderbo.com/bop9.html and my Poets & Writers Directory listing is at http://www.pw.org/content/rick_rofihe My latest print-only publication is in Open City Books' THEY'RE AT IT AGAIN http://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/1225541-open-city-s-greatest-hits-edited-by-thomas-beller-joanna-yas
Anatole Broyard said that writers write against injury. In 1977 Elvis Costello said he was motivated by revenge and guilt. All nine of my stories in The New Yorker magazine were written that way... http://www.anderbo.com/bop9.html
1. Herman Melville: MOBY-DICK; and, BARTLEBY THE SCRIVENER.
2. Carl Barks (He was the "good duck artist" for Disney comic books, mostly Uncle Scrooge.
3. & 4. Edmund Carpenter: OH WHAT A BLOW THAT PHANTOM GAVE ME
with Ken Heyman, THEY BECAME WHAT THEY BEHELD.
5. Bernard Rudofsky: NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO EAT.
6. Jonathan Richman: JONATHAN RICHMAN SONGBOOK
7. Billy Button: I MARRIED AN ARTIST
Thanks for the invitation Rick. I love this place. I want to kick off my shoes and check out its record collection.
Hi Rick, glad you liked my butterfly story. Your Canadian roots run much deeper than mine! I wasn't quite born here, but I've lived on the west coast for almost my entire life.
Sure, Rick. I like the piece, the numbered items in it, with snakes forming a kind of thematic backbone, if you will.
my pleasure. it's a real treat having you here. looking forward to more.
I love that someone has the decency and guts to mention Carl Barks. I'm glad you're here. Welcome aboard.