My father once told me that movies like Blazing Saddles or The Producers just simply could not be made anymore. Try pitching something like “Springtime for Hitler” for the first time to a movie exec and see how well it goes, even if they are willing to do a remake of The Producers. Might as well call your pitch “The […]
HELEN DEWITT was mainly brought up in South America, as her parents worked for the U.S. diplomatic service. She attended Smith College in 1975, but dropped out from Smith twice. After that, she studied Classics at Oxford University, where she was later awarded a PhD. Her debut novel, The Last Samurai, received widespread acclaim upon its publication in 2001. About the novel, Jonathan Safran Foer said, “I think it is the best book, for my money, published in the last five years or so….It’s so humane and so ambitious. She says all sorts of things in ways that have never been said and yet are so much more familiar than the way that you have seen a million times. It’s a wonderful book.” More information about DeWitt’s work is available at www.helendewitt.co.
Contributor Bios for Issue 5 Spring 2012
Issue 5 Spring 2012 ALYSE BENSEL is currently pursuing her MFA in poetry at Penn State. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Cider Press Review, The Summerset Review, and Foothill Poetry, among others. When not engaged in her teaching and studies, she volunteers for a cat rescue and participates in a work-share program at a local CSA farm. […]
MAYDAY Magazine: Issue 5 Spring 2012
FEATURED ARTIST Sheng Qi Painting without Colour: A Gallery NONFICTION Helen DeWitt Experimental, Interstitial, and Hybrid an interview with Helen DeWitt conducted by S. P. MacIntyre Alan Heathcock Never Not a Writer an interview with Alan Heathcock conducted by Okla Elliott Amy Holwerda Like the Wine of Our Red Alaska FICTION WinLo333 Sob Stories Gerard […]