Goodnight, Ms. Paley

Terrible, terrible news. Grace Paley–poet, activist, and one of America’s finest short story writers–has left this mortal coil. I’ve quoted here from her fiction and nonfiction, but stray quotes don’t do her justice. Neither did this world, which she tried so hard to change for the better.

(Via Maud Newton.)

UPDATE: The obituaries have started to roll in. The Washington Post offers a good one, as does the Los Angeles Times. The Millions has posted a wonderful tribute as well.

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Atlanta, GA. He is the co-author (with Daniel Couch) of Bob Mould's Workbook (Bloomsbury, 2017). His work has been published in The Quarterly Conversation, RogerEbert.com, Bookslut (RIP), The Comics Journal, The Baseball Chronicle, and other periodicals. Twitter: @walter_biggins.
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