Welcome to my blog!
Jul 26, 2010 7:16 AM EDT
Hi Hilma!Welcome to the strange world of internet time travel, where people you knew decades earlier are suddenly everywhere. Only a few days ago I was working on a blog post that called for a link to your name, and here you are -- just in time! :-)http://www.ditchwalk.com/2010/07/26/my-fiction-workshop-fortunes/I hope your writing is going well, and I'm glad you're establishing your own presence online. I think you'll find it interesting at the very least.Take care,Mark Barrett
- Mark Barrett
Dec 05, 2011 10:47 AM EST
Hi Hilma,Can't wait to read your new book! Best,Sally
- Sally Liebman Stieglitz
Feb 10, 2012 3:35 AM EST
I just finished An Available Man and enjoyed it very much. The characters were very real to me. This was the first book of yours that I read but it won't be the last.
- Marcy Park
Feb 13, 2012 6:09 AM EST
Feb 18, 2012 4:54 AM EST
I just finished An Available Man -- it sensitively deals with so many matters of the heart and mind of those of us entering the afternoon of our lives. Beautifully written and a definite must for my book club. Thanks for the discussion questions on your blog. Do you ever speak or attend conferences in California?
- Nancy Herman
Feb 18, 2012 5:47 AM EST
Dear Nancy Herman,I'm so glad that you liked my book and think it's suitable for your book group (my favorite venue for visiting!). I have no plans to come to California now, but would love to soon. Thanks for your sensitve, thoughtful reading and for writing to me. All best, Hilma
- Hilma Wolitzer
Feb 28, 2012 10:39 AM EST
I picked up An Available Man from my branch library, thought I'd take a flyer w/ it. I customarily read 2-3 books at a time, and shortly after starting An Available Man it became my main book, I found it engaging and lively. I liked how the story was told, the back and forth of the present and the past, I enjoyed the main characters, and I found the writing superbly done. I thought I knew where the story was going and it bummed me out, but I was pleasantly surprised how it turned out. This young dude (I am 57) liked the book a lot, and I want to tell you Hilma, great job.
- Rockets Red Glare
Apr 03, 2012 8:37 AM EDT
Any idea when An Available Man will be published in paperback? I want to recommend it for my book group but we do not read new / hardback books.
- phyllis S.
Apr 03, 2012 11:58 AM EDT
Hi Phyllis,Thanks for asking--I love book groups! Uusally it's about a year after the hardcover. If they move it up I'll keep you posted. Best, Hilma
- Hilma Wolitzer
Apr 22, 2012 10:37 PM EDT
Just stayed up till 2 am finishing An Available Man, and loving every sentence, every turn of phrase. I am so sad that the book is over, finished for me. It was one of those books that you never want to end, so you relish just a few bites at a time (until you can't help yourself and you just gobble up what's left!). I am going to miss Edward and his world. Thank you so much for inviting me in and sharing your oh-so-beilevable characters with us readers (much better than reality TV certainly). Proud to say that I still read actual books (not hi-tech-gizmo versions of same) and I happily purchased AAMan from my favorite haunt, Barnes & Noble, initially attracted to it by the lovely cover (so kudos to your jacket designer). Thanks again. I am looking forward to devouring the rest of your works shortly...so happy to have discovered you! (I, too, am a native Brookynite--Madison HS--and I also attended grad school--in English Lit, not Writer's Workshop--at U Iowa.)
- Jane Schafrann
Apr 23, 2012 6:00 AM EDT
Dear Jane Schafrann,Thanks so much for your gratifying words about my book. Hearing from readers like you means the world to me. All best, Hilma
- Hilma Wolitzer
Feb 20, 2023 1:57 PM EST
As chair, I have recommended your wonderful collection of short stories "A Woman Went Mad..." for our upcoming book review. I find some people have difficulty appreciating the medium and wonder your thoughts on the challenge or engaging readers and writing about these small moments over that of a novel. Thank you!
- Doris Mattingly
Reply by Hilma Wolitzer on Feb 27, 2023 1:12 PM EST
Please contact me on my contact page. Thank you so much.