Jill McCorkle

Jill McCorkle is the author of nine books, five of which were New York Times Notable Books. Two stories in her latest collection, Going Away Shoes, were published in The Best American Short...

At the Intersection of Emotions: Jill McCorkle on the Art of Bo Bartlett

That kind of longing—the blend of comfort and joy with sadness and loss—is what I am most drawn to as a writer and reader, and I am constantly trying to seek balance between the two.

Passing the Pen: Generations of Southern Authors

And yet she kept on working, always working, writing those daring and serious stories which dive below consciousness, drawing us out of our comfortable selves and down into strange places;...

Another Dimension

Right after her mother’s death, when she and Jimmy were kids, their dad had dated somewhat indiscriminately. Therapists might have suggested he do things differently but he was a...