The Examined Life

In the cover story of this weekend’s New York Times Book Review, Stephen King discusses the life and career of Raymond Carver, one of America’s great short story writers. Carver was also, however, “the destructive, ­everything-in-the-pot kind of drinker who hits bottom, then starts burrowing deeper.”

King’s summary draws heavily from Carol Sklenicka’s new biography Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life. King says, “[A]s a chronicle of Carver’s growth as a writer… Sklenicka’s book is invaluable.” (The full review is here.)

Carol Sklenica will be at Magers & Quinn Booksellers to discuss her book at 7:00pm on Sunday, November 29. We hope you can join us. It’s sure to be a fascinating evening.–David E