Dan at Ignatius
Dan is the web editor of Ignatius Press Novels, and works with the Press in many areas of its internet marketing and outreach.
Posts from this author at the Novel Thoughts blog.
Percy at 100
March 30, 2016 5:31 am Leave a Comment
The third annual Walker Percy Weekend is being held in St. Francisville, Louisiana. The first was at the time briefly noted in this space, and an organizer recently reached out to say “come on over” this year. (Not “come on over and we’ll cover the entry fee”, alas.) If crawdad… Read more »
Our War on Christmas (and How to Lose It)
December 31, 2014 5:25 pm 1 Comment
On this seventh day of Christmas, with the stress of holiday visits fading and the new year hard ahead, I’d like to look at the recent metaphor, widely used, of a war on Christmas. It’s an idea touted in one venue and mocked in another. The idea is that overdeveloped… Read more »
Conferring about the Catholic Literary Imagination
July 30, 2014 12:53 pm Leave a Comment
I really need to do a round-up of all of the reams that have been poured out about the Catholic and otherwise Christian literary landscape since this site began and we pointed out a bunch of Catholic upstarts (not forgetting ourselves!). Without going into it all, though, see how much… Read more »
Walker Percy Gets Conferenced
June 9, 2014 2:41 pm 1 Comment
They were turning people away over at Rod Dreher’s moderately sized Walker Percy conference in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Which may come as a surprise to anyone who didn’t know there was any sort of Walker Percy conference going on anywhere. Or a Walker Percy walking bourbon tour and crawfish boil,… Read more »
Book Club list updated
February 20, 2014 2:34 pm Leave a Comment
If you’ve thought of starting an Ignatius Press Book Club or bringing an Ignatius Novels title to your existing book club, now is a good time to revisit the Book Clubs page. We’ve just added a discussion guide for James Casper’s Everywhere in Chains (info|buy) to the list, on top… Read more »
Psst. Like Sci-Fi?
October 10, 2013 1:37 pm Leave a Comment
Like Michael O’Brien? Then here’s a peek into our catalog you need to sneak. O’Brien’s science-fiction debut, Voyage to Alpha Centauri, comes out this November! We’ll fill you in with more later, but you can see its Ignatius Novels page or pre-order it today.
News & Links, Nobel Prize Edition
October 10, 2013 11:59 am 7 Comments
Alice Munro, noted short-story writer, was just awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. A Canadian, her work shares some similarities to mid-century Southern US writers like Flannery O’Connor, including a regional focus and a regular movement to a moment of realization within her tales. Speaking of Flannery, here’s our T.M…. Read more »
News & Links after Michaelmas
September 30, 2013 8:00 am 7 Comments
Okay, so the Feast of Sts. Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel, the archangels, was overridden by the regular Sunday observance this year. But it’s still a wonderful word, and, besides suggesting a baptized culture that takes its holidays from actual holy days, it can have a particularly literary feel for Americans…. Read more »
The New Catholic Literature Revival, Or Something Like It
September 27, 2013 5:33 pm 11 Comments
We tend to be readers here at Ignatius Press. You might imagine. But one of the reasons for starting the Ignatius Press Novels website was the experience of being frustrated readers. It’s easy to get the feeling, especially if you follow mainstream press coverage of book releases and best-seller lists,… Read more »
And We’re Back!
September 23, 2013 1:58 pm 1 Comment
We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to Ignatius Press Novels. Thank you! Now that we’re starting to get on top of our feet, it’s time to give our Novel Thoughts blog here a regular schedule and respond to the wonderful queries we’ve had about joining the conversation. What You’ll… Read more »