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Thursday, July 7, 2011

New Paisano Fellows Anticipate Time, Space and a Thoughtful Place to Write


Photo by Marsha Miller

“My greatest worries, as a writer, are about time and space, whether I will have enough to complete the work that compels me.  Six months on a 250-acre ranch: I couldn’t ask for a greater gift!” says Stefan Block, who has recently been announced as the recipient of the Jesse Jones fellowship through the Dobie Paisano fellowship for writers.

Block’s first novel, “The Story of Forgetting,” won Best First Fiction at the Rome International Festival of Literature, the 2008 Merck Serono Literature Prize…