Another Starred Review!

May 2, 2013

The New York Review of Books gave Works Cited a Starred Review: “Tracing his reading life from A to Z, Schrand’s second memoir is a self-deprecating and hilarious look at the transition, not always successful, of one Gen Xer from boy to man.”star2_1280


Starred Review!

April 8, 2013

Scrand_cvr4.inddBooklist gave Works Cited a Starred Review. 

“Often forgiven, Schrand has led an oddly charmed life, which he reveals through 27 essays about the benefits and dangers of reading particular books, which he arranges alphabetically by author. This has strong book-discussion possibilities.”—Rick Roche, Booklist starred review

Conversation with Joe Wilkins

April 8, 2013

In the last issue of Brevity, Joe Wilkins and I published an interview on memoir, form, and experimentation. Joe’s memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers is a bare-knuckled, beautiful read, and happens to be written in fragments. Check it out. http://brevitymag.com/craft-essays/on-form-and-experimentation/


Order Works Cited Now!

February 12, 2013

Scrand_cvr4.inddWhile Works Cited doesn’t officially release until March 1st, you can order a copy online now over at Amazon (not sure why that is, but then again, there is a lot of the publishing world that is baffling to me). So, yeah, check it!


Notes from Down Under; Or, I’ve been Cartooned!

November 26, 2012

Just back from the awesome NonfictioNow Conference in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. It was good to see friends and meet new NF junkies and practitioners, or fellow “word sluts,” as David Shields rightfully deemed our ilk. My final panel–Memoir–Contemporary Forms–was a ton of good fun. What else would you expect with the eminent Bret Lott (one of the greatest people and finest writers on the planet without question). What resulted, in part, was this little blip that pinged on the radar over at Brevity’s blog. Check it! Oh, and speaking of pre-ordering, Works Cited, you may do so now, yo.


Pre-Order Works Cited Now!

November 8, 2012

You can pre-order my new book, Works Cited: An Alphabetical Odyssey of Mayhem & Misbehavior now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, the University of Nebraska Press, or through your local indie bookshop.


Essay in Ecotone

May 2, 2012

My essay, “Esto Perpetua,” is in the current issue of Ecotone. It sits along some mind-blowing work by Peter Orner, Amy Leach, Robert Hass, Ron Rash, and others. The issue’s theme is “Remembrance.” Check it out. You know you want to.