Artists, Writers, Publishers,
and People of Interest

Hello and welcome to the Magic Realist Writers International Network: MRWIN. Artists, Writers, Publishers and People of Interest includes some folks you may or may not know who are actively involved in the writing, artistic pursuit, or publishing of Magic Realism, as well as some well known folks, who, while perhaps not so involved in such activities, are actively interested in Magic Realism or promoting it.

 

 

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Brian Herbert

Brian Herbert is one such person. Son of Frank Herbert, author of Dune, Brian has taken up many of the story lines of Dune, and, along with Kevin Anderson, co-author, expanded them into a series of books -- Dune: House Atreides, Dune: House Harkonnen, Dune: Machine Crusade, Dreamer Of Dune: The Biography Of Frank Herbert and many more titles. I have had the honor of Brian's friendship for many years. We have both been members of the critique group, The Landis Review, (see Brian's Introduction to Kafka's Uncle and Other Strange Tales) and he was most generous to write said introduction. He seems to enjoy this form of writing called Magic Realism and has certainly been an advocate.

Check out his website: www.dunenovels.com.

 

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John Dalmas

John Dalmas also gets recognition here. He's been an ardent supporter of my writing for years and wrote the introduction to my collection, The Final Trick of Funnyman and Other Stories. Though also primarily a science fiction writer of such books as Soldiers and The Puppetmasters and 20 or so other books, including the collection: Otherwhens, Otherwheres. If I remember right, I think he thought of these tales moving in the MR direction. Anyway, he's a wonderful person and his support of my Magic Realist writing has been unwavering.

Visit his website: www.sfwa.org/members/dalmas/

 

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Tamara Sellman

Tamara Sellman is an Honorary Member here. She is the editor/publisher of Margin: Exploring Modern Magical Realism. Visit www.oprah.com or go to her website, MARGIN, to just see where her joy, determination and enthusiasm will take you. Selected by Oprah On-Line to provide background information on Magic Realism for the book, 100 Years Of Solitude (Oprah's on-line Book Club selection) and then receiving an Honorable Mention at a poetry competition at Carnegie Hall, Tamara is a model of how far the cooperative spirit can lead. We all have benefited because she was open to have MRWIN as a cooperative/collaborative venture rather than as a competitive one. Read MARGIN and check out her work. If so inclined, drop her a note and thank her.

 

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Oprah.com

Oprah.com Please drop these folks a line to let them know how much you appreciate their willingness to believe that people are a lot smarter than given credit for. The selection of 100 Years Of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, as an Oprah's on-line book club selection is grand. Become a member (it's free at Oprah.com) and let those folks know that you appreciate the truth they are telling -- that fine writing, fine art, is appreciated and welcomed.

 

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More Magic Realism Folks

 

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