William Saroyan


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Noun1.William Saroyan - United States writer of plays and short stories (1908-1981)
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As the author's letter to American novelist William Saroyan, included at the end of the book, notes: 'When you are writing about the world of the dead and the damned where none of the rules and laws (not even the law of gravity) hold good, there is any amount of scope for backchat and funny cracks.
Canty's publisher cites Russell Banks and Richard Ford as his esteemed literary antecedents, but Canty's care with prose recalls Raymond Carver, and his empathy for the common man extends a bloodline that reaches back to the likes of John Steinbeck and William Saroyan.
Excerpted from After Thirty Years: The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze, by William Saroyan (Harcourt, Brace & World, 1964)
A year later he was an Honorable Mention for the William Saroyan San Joaquin Valley writing contest.
Fresno, home of William Saroyan, has hired and trained poets galore: Philip Levine, Peter Everwine, Gary Soto, Roberta Spear, Larry Levis.
In 1939, the play "The Time of Your Life,'' by William Saroyan, opened in New York.
The film recounts the life of the Armenian writer-dramatist William Saroyan.
I was first inspired to write by an American Armenian short story writer called William Saroyan.
International Film Festival for transfer of the screen rights to novels by William Saroyan.
Adams is a past Reva Shiner Award winner, a two-time winner of the OC Weekly's best original play award, a finalist for the Christopher Brian Wolk Award, a finalist for the William Saroyan Prize and a New York Innovative Theatre Award nominee.
He creates spec scripts for legendary director Lewis Milestone and lunches with William Saroyan (near the end of his life when Yoram encounters him, and a Dostoevskian shipwreck of a man).
Cepeda's first short stories, "Intimismo" and "Vamos a matar a los gaticos," were published in Cronica, along with an assortment of original translations of Faulkner, Hemingway, and William Saroyan, North American authors whom he revered for their narrative innovation, and whose legends he would chase after throughout his journeys in the States.