James Elkins grew up in Ithaca, New York, separated from Cornell University by a quarter-mile of woods once owned by the naturalist Laurence Palmer. He stayed on in Ithaca long enough to get the BA degree (in English and Art History), with summer hitchhiking trips to Alaska, Mexico, Guatemala, the Caribbean, and Columbia. For the […]

Novel writing schedule

These days I am concentrating on a work in progress—an experimental novel with images. It’s long and complex: it has images, footnotes, graphs and charts. It’s in four freestanding volumes. Volume 2, Joachim’s Mind, is complete, and I’m searching for agents. You can read the opening pages here. I have been working the novel, on more […]