In February, Kerry Temple, editor of Notre Dame Magazine, which had published my profile of writer and friend Brian Doyle in its Autumn 2017 issue, forwarded a message from Christian Williams, Editor-in-Chief at Utne Reader. He had just read my “beautiful tribute” to Brian, Williams wrote, and wanted to reprint it in the Spring 2018 edition of his magazine. The issue is now out, and my piece is on the Utne Reader website too, so if you weren’t able to read it before, you can find it here.
I recently wrote another Brian Doyle-related piece, this one about a theater director turning his beloved novel Mink River into a play. It includes a chronicle of how Brian came to write the book. It will go up on Oregon Arts Watch sometime in the next two weeks.