Lucy Corin! Rome Prize recipient and RADAR Lab Alum
Back in 2005 or 2006 I went to Italy for the first time. I stayed in a great apartment in Florence with my partner at the time and then we took a little three-day trip to Rome. I LOVED ITALY because I spent the whole time chain-smoking, walking around on a cane, (I’ll bore you in another post about my numerous knee surgeries),eating gelato and salami.
Not to be confused with a bacon salami dress.
My partner had brought with her many books including, Lucy Corin’s Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls. When she was done reading it I dug in and was so mesmerized that when I got back to the US I wrote Lucy Corin a fan letter. I have written very few fan letters in my lifetime. Later, I had the amazing fortune of getting to meet Lucy. So who is Lucy Corin? She is a fiction writer whose work has appeared in Ploughshares, The Southern Review, Conjunctions, and elsewhere. She published a novel, Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls, in 2004, and a story collection, The Entire Predicament, in 2007. She teaches at the University of California at Davis. And she right at this very moment is in Rome because she won the very prestigious Rome Prize. I told her that in Rome she must visit the Roman Cats. Anyway, below is a short video about Lucy talking about her relationship to RADAR. Right now RADAR is in the middle of our Fall Fundraising Drive. Please consider giving so we can continue to support great writers like Lucy!