Tom Hazuka (Chile 197880) has a new book, for young audiences, Last Chance for First, (Brown Barn Books, $8.95). Hazuka teaches creative writing at Central Connecticut State University, and this, his third novel, is his first young adult novel.
The Fall 2008 issue of Ploughshares, (guest-edited by James Alan McPherson,) has a short story by Mark Brazaitis (Guatemala 199193), entitled “The Incurables” and as Mark writes, “it’s about a depressed ex-porn star’s relationship with a bipolar mother of two, set in the mental-health ward of a university hospital. It’s a little far afield from my stories about Guatemala but the world it portrays is, I hope, just as strange and wonderful.”
Mark Fabiano (Sri Lanka 198486) has a short story in the summer fiction issue of the Atlantic Monthly. This story, “We Are All Businessmen” is set in Matara, Sri Lanka. You can read it at TheAtlantic.com.
Jack Cole (PC staff: Afghanistan 196870, Swaziland 19701971, India 197173) published his 3rd book just days before his death at the age of 93 in January, 2008. It is titled 4004 BC and is available from Infinity Publishing in Conshohocken Pa. His first two books are Wandering Voices and Richard and Sabina. After 50 years as a physician, 5 of them with Peace Corps, Jack began writing and published several articles and many poems in addition to the books. His last book is an epic poem based on the Book of Genesis.
An interview with Paul Theroux (Malawi 196365) about his new book Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Bob Minzesheimer was published in the September 5 issue of USAToday.
Kristen Hoggatt (Uzbekistan 200305) is teaming up with a colleague at Emerson College to write a multi-cultural cookbook, with a twist. Is there a certain dish that you remember from your country of service? Kristen is calling for traditional recipes, along with any pictures or narratives that can help her understand the dish’s significance. The co-authors may significantly alter the recipes, but will give credit where credit is due, unless you ask specifically not to be mentioned. Please send recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org or 60 Queensberry St. #1, Boston, MA 02215.