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J. Greg Phelan is co-founder and board chair of Project Write Now, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people of all ages become better writers. He has written for The New York Times, The Millions and other publications

Arts & Culture Books
J. Greg PhelanSeptember 13, 2017
Elizabeth Strout’s new short story collection offers an array of poignant case studies portraying this legacy of trauma.
Moonglow cover
Arts & Culture
J. Greg PhelanJanuary 24, 2017
Moonglow may be the most entertaining, well-written and truthful memoir you've ever read.
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J. Greg PhelanFebruary 04, 2016
'All Days Are Night,' by Peter Stamm
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J. Greg PhelanJune 24, 2015
"The Book of Strange New Things: A Novel," by Michel Faber
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J. Greg PhelanMay 28, 2015
'My Struggle' by Karl Ove Knausgaard
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J. Greg PhelanMarch 04, 2015
'We Are Not Ourselves,' by Matthew Thomas
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J. Greg PhelanSeptember 10, 2014
'In the Wolf’s Mouth,' by Adam Foulds
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J. Greg PhelanMarch 12, 2014
ldquo J F Powers 81 Dies Wrote about Priests rdquo So read the stark headline of this great Catholic writer rsquo s obituary in The New York Times in 1999 Powers did write about priests in most of his short stories and both of his novels including his comic masterpiece Morte d rsquo Urban
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J. Greg PhelanMarch 12, 2014
In her 1963 essay ldquo Novelist and Believer rdquo Flannery O rsquo Connor lamented the difficulty of writing about man rsquo s encounter with God and making the experience understandable and credible to a skeptical modern audience devoid of religious feeling ldquo Today rsquo s reader rdquo
Arts & Culture Books
J. Greg Phelan
While Strout’s masterful design draws us in, it is the searing emotional specificity of her language that captures us.