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SunLit Excerpt: “The Burn Patient” sends a young teen on an audition that feels all wrong

Author’s note: Alyssa, a very beautiful and talented 8th grade dance student, is heading to a music video audition she has been forbidden to attend. The audition was set up by a very kind, severely burned and disfigured patient at the Cedars-Sinai Burn Center where she volunteers. Alyssa feels that he “gets her” passion for […]

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SunLit Interview: Andrew Altschul’s spark for “The Gringa” grew from his years in Peru

Andrew Altschul is the author of the novels “The Gringa,” “Deus Ex Machina” and “Lady Lazarus.” His short fiction and essays have appeared in Esquire, McSweeney’s, The Wall Street Journal, Ploughshares, Fence, One Story, and anthologies including Best American Nonrequired Reading, Best New American Voices, and O. Henry Prize Stories. He is a contributing editor at ZYZZYVA and directs the Creative Writing program at Colorado State University in […]

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SunLit interview: An inheritance of diaries and journals spurred a years-long pursuit of history

Jeffrey B. Miller has been a Denver-based writer, magazine editor, and independent historian for more than 40 years. He started six magazines (city, regional and national), was editor in chief of five in-flight magazines, spent 13 years as a freelance travel writer, and five years as the director of communications for AAA Colorado. He has […]