General details

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  • Sarah

In short

  • I'm located in Portland Oregon. My husband Eddie and I moved out here after I finished up coursework for my MFA at Columbia. Eddie and I live in a two bedroom house with our son, Demitrius Tolstoy Oberon Evans. He's sixteen months and is learning how to run, sleep for eight straight hours, eat Cheerios, and say, "Boom!" My top five books: Lolita, Slaughterhouse Five, To The Lighthouse, Blindness, Love In The Time of Cholera.

    I'm working on a novel called The Unwritten Rules of Hockey.

    The story of my life in five sentences:
    I grew up Mormon but now I'm an atheist.
    I met my husband, who is French-Canadian, on top of a pool table in South Korea.
    We named our son after a character from A Midsummer Night's Dream: Demitrius.
    I'm scared of small towns.
    I've wanted a Pulitzer Prize since I was twelve.

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Blindness, Cat's Eye, Horse Heaven, The Art of Drowning, Love in the Time of Cholera, I Know This Much is True, Sophie's Choice, Snow, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Don Quixote, War and Peace, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Ariel, A Fine Balance, The Satanic Verses, The Name of the Rose, Invisible Man, The Fire Next Time, Slaughterhouse Five, The Guide to Getting It On, An Artist in the Floating World, The Remains of the Day, A Widow for One Year, Runaway, Self-Help, The Crimson Petal and the White, White Noise, Oliver Twist, Special Topics in Calamity Physics, The Yiddish Policemen's Union, The Marquise of O, Blue Angel, Lolita, The Unwritten Rules of Hockey.
  • The Children's Hospital
  • my bed
  • Don Quixote
  • At the moment? Jane Austen. Past favorites have included Margaret Atwood, Jane Smiley, William Styron, and John Irving. But when I'm working on my own stuff, I sound nothing like any of these writers.