Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The Silences of Ararat by L. Timmel Duchamp

 I'm pleased to announce the release of The Silences of Ararat, an original novella by L. Timmel Duchamp, in both print and e-book editions, as the seventy-ninth volume in our Conversation Pieces series. It's available now at


It’s an old, old story: the King loses what passes for his mind and accuses his perfect trophy wife of adultery and prepares to have her put to death. Temporary insanity, right? Often in such cases, there’s collateral damage, and that’s the case in this story. But who, in a monarchy like Ararat, can oppose the King? Enter, Paulina, stage left, a sculptor with a hidden talent, a dea ex machina with her own ideas about how this story should end. 

Read a sample from the book.

Also available is the author's essay, A Few Thoughts on Writing The Silences of Ararat, on her website.

(Yeah, it does feel weird writing about myself in the third person. Forgive me, please.This is the problem of wearing two different hats in the same blog post.)

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Quote of the Day

 An image never stands alone. It belongs to a system of visibility that governs the status of the bodies represented and the kind of attention they merit.--Jacques Rancière, The Emancipated Spectator