Author Archives: Laury A. Egan

About Laury A. Egan

The author of two mystery/romances: "The Ungodly Hour" and "A Bittersweet Tale;" a YA novel, "The Outcast Oracle" (A Kirkus Reviews "Best Book of 2013"); "Fog and Other Stories;'" a psychological suspense novel, "Jenny Kidd;" and a madcap comedy, "Fabulous! An Opera Buffa." Forthcoming in 2021: "The Swimmer," a literary work. Poetry: two full-length collections: "Snow, Shadows, a Stranger" and "Beneath the Lion's Paw;" and two chapbooks, "The Sea & Beyond" and "Presence & Absence," all issued in limited editions. For many years, she worked as a senior designer and administrator for Princeton University Press and later as a freelancer for 20 publishers.

“The Ungodly Hour” Is Published!

A Murder Mystery and Romance set on Mykonos. The black-robed figure entered the viewfinder just as Dana Fox squeezed the shutter. They hadn’t been there a second before… While leading a weeklong photography workshop on picturesque Mykonos, instructor Dana Fox … Continue reading

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“Contagious Dementia”

I am pleased to announce the publication of a creative non-fiction piece, “Contagious Dementia,” in the first issue of Alt-Minds Literary magazine. Hope you enjoy it! https://altmindsliterarymagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Vol1Issue1Fall2018-FINAL-1.pdf

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“A Certain Loneliness” by Sandra Gail Lambert

“An ‘Outsider’ Writer” by Laury A. Egan I became aware of Sandra Gail Lambert through a fine article in Poets & Writers about “Outsider” writers—in her case, a writer crippled by polio since her early days. Immediately, I ordered the … Continue reading

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“Call Me by Your Name”

Last night, I watched “Call Me by Your Name” and found my reaction was surprisingly uneven. I’d love to know what other viewers thought about the film. Please comment! The first issue was the rudeness as displayed by Oliver, arriving … Continue reading

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“The New Valley” by Josh Weil

The New Valley is an extremely impressive collection of three novellas, the first two more akin to each other, but the third, “Sarverville Remains,” is one of the best pieces I’ve read this year. Told in the voice of a … Continue reading

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“Beautiful Gravity” by Martin Hyatt

Beautiful Gravity: A Novel by Martin Hyatt Antibookclub, 2016   “They say towns like this don’t exist anymore, but I know that they do because I live here. Noxington is one of those towns where the big stores that sell … Continue reading

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Review: I’jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody by Sinan Antoon

I’jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody by Sinan Antoon City Lights Publishers, 2007 “Pentimento” is a fine descriptor for Sinan Antoon’s layered novella, one that incorporates a young student’s gritty and terrifying incarceration, poetic and beautifully rendered romantic memories, and recollections on … Continue reading

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