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K. A. Laity
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Almost time for the print edition.
Helen Rochester has a dream: unveiling her airship at the Paris Exposition of 1867. It’s sure to make a splash. But her interfering father wants to chaperone the journey — and she has doubts about ...
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First of all some context. I was talking on twitter with @gavreads and @Alasdaircookie about some of the apologetic terms we use about our reading habits. Then there was a sneering article in the Guardian by some nobody snarking at the beloved Sir Terry…
First of all some context. I was talking on twitter with @gavreads and @Alasdaircookie about some of the apologetic terms we use about our reading habits. Then there was a sneering article in the Guardian by some nobody snarking at the beloved Sir Terry Pratchett for, basically not been hard … Read more →
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Who needs a medievalist anyway?
Citing a heavy debt load and enrollment declines, officials at The College of Saint Rose told faculty members on Tuesday to brace for layoffs and program cuts as the school tries to achieve what a spokeswoman called "a sustainable financial model." "Like many institutions across the country, enrollment at The College of Saint Rose has declined in the past due to market forces and demographic shifts nationally," she said in a statement. [...] th...
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Mark October 13th on your calendar! It’s the day SATAN’S SORORITY will be spawned from Number 13 Press. Yes, I am pleased to announce that my influenced-by-those-60s-and-70s-satanic-panic-films novella has been chosen to be one of the lucky thirteen — and…
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Somehow Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run is forty years old. This Atlantic piece gets to the heart of why his music hit so hard at the time, once he stopped trying to be too Dylan for Dylan (not that I minded that). The first song of his that made me a fan…
Somehow Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run is forty years old. This Atlantic piece gets to the heart of why his music hit so hard at the time, once he stopped trying to be too Dylan for Dylan (not tha...
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Is it indicative of anything that I continue to recall the birth dates of my teenage crushes?
 
Happy Birthday, Keith!
(23 August 1946 – 7 September 1978)
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Oh, another bloody slasher. Oh, more extreme horror. Oh, it must be Tuesday. BORED! Whilst sipping a martini clarity arrives: one hungers for a change of pace, dash it all: So we would like tales of civilised, gentle(wo)manly horror, cold, calculating and…
Fox Spirit Books call for submissions for respectable horror: ghosts, chills, supernatural, creepy, unsettling, fearful, dread
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I know I haven’t blogged since I arrived stateside but really, it’s been like this lovely Buster Keaton gif. At the moment I’m midway through the first day of classes. Film Noir this afternoon! Then a department meeting. Next month I’m house-sitting out…
I know I haven't blogged since I arrived stateside but really, it's been like this lovely Buster Keaton gif. At the moment I'm midway through the first day of classes. Film Noir this afternoon! The...
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Update — Video of the performance: The Yes Men delivered a satirical speech today at the Iowa City Public Library wherein they posed as representatives of the Iowa Regents, as well as the private consulting firm that is doing the University of Iowa’s “efficiency review” (called TIER — “Transparent Inclusive Efficiency Review”). The action was in response to a lack
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Damned pleased to be part of this: great cause, great writers and a great guy behind it all, Thomas Pluck. Coming in September, it’s got a jaw-dropping assemblage: When!? by Linda Sarah The Questions by Alison Arngrim City Water by Allison Glasgow Black…
Damned pleased to be part of this: great cause, great writers and a great guy behind it all, Thomas Pluck. Coming in September, it's got a jaw-dropping assemblage: When!? by Linda Sarah The Questio...
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This is going to be an event. Proud to be part of it (as Graham Wynd).
A few years ago, following on the "Lost Children" flash fiction campaign by my good friend Fiona "McDroll" Johnson, I put together a huge anthology to benefit PROTECT and the National Association t...
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    Writer, 1995 - present
  • College of Saint Rose
    Associate Professor, 2006 - present
  • NUI Galway
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London UK - Albany NY - Los Angeles CA - Cambridge MA - Reykjavik Iceland - Lansing MI - Houston TX - Willimantic CT - Galway Ireland - Boston MA - Storrs CT
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"Laity is a very remarkable sorceress indeed."
         -- Elizabeth Hand
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  • University of Connecticut
    Medieval Studies
  • University of Southern California
    International Relations
  • Michigan State University
    James Madison College
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