Topic: December 2005
RE: FOREIGN FILM:
Anandabhadram, directed by Santosh Sivan, gets mixed reviews from New India Press, but their critic had this to say: "The climax…demands a voluntary suspension of disbelief as the turn of events force in a form of magical realism."
RE: PRIZE-WINNING LITERARY MAGICAL REALISM
The Coppell Gazette wrote a wonderful background article on prize-winning magical realist author Liese Sherwood-Fabre of Coppell, TX on December 8, but did not seem to think it important to include the name of the honor or the story she wrote which won the prize in their article. Huh? We're guessing the prize was for her story, "The Cost of Heaven," which appears in the Dec 2005 issue of Fresh Ink [PDF], the magazine of the California Writers Club. Feel free to correct us; we just wanted to offer our congratulations. Sherwood-Fabre's previous magical realist work has also earned her some other accolades, including a second place distinction in a contest sponsored by Lynx Eye and a nomination for the 2005 Pushcart Prize for her story, "Stranger in the Village," by Briar Cliff Review.