Read “A hundred years an architect” in The Usonian

Five years ago I had the extraordinary opportunity to interview Greek architect Athanasios Hadjopoulos, then 98 years old. Though frail, Hadjopoulos was razor-sharp, and he regaled me with tales of his international experiences with Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer, C.A. Doxiadis, and Frank Lloyd Wright. This is the story of that encounter, which I am so pleased to share with you now [read it here].

The essay forms the second installment of my newsletter series The World Planner, about the life and times of global architect C.A. Doxiadis. Thanks for reading, and if this topic interests you, please consider subscribing!

“Region,” a new volume of architectural essays from Routledge, to be released in July

I’m thrilled to have an essay titled “Southwestern Fantasy: Pueblo Revival and architectural authenticity in New Mexico” in a new volume of architectural essays from Routledge.

Region, edited by Simon Richards, Cagri Sanliturk, Robert Schmidt III, and Falli Palaiologou, is the latest in a series from the Architectural Humanities Research Association. The book will be published in late July 2023; the articles in the volume center around questions of regionality in architecture and urban studies. Learn more about the book here.

I will be writing more about my contribution to the volume in The Usonian newsletter in the months to come. Cheers!

“Falling” nominated for Pushcart Prize

I’m thrilled and honored to announce that my short story, “Falling,” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A fabulist retelling of Frank Lloyd Wright’s construction of the Fallingwater house, “Falling” takes real-life architectural history and bends it into horror.

You can find the story in Flying Ketchup Press’ new speculative fiction anthology, Tales from the Deep. The book features art by Alex Eikhoff (including the painting of Fallingwater in this post). Learn more about the story and the book in my newsletter post from October 2022.

The inventive Flying Ketchup Press has also crafted more ways to celebrate the book. You can now also order posters based on the story, book, and other great stories and wonderful authors in the anthology here.

“Falling” was a story long in the making (and writing)—it is such a pleasant surprise for it to be recognized with a nomination.

Read “On Fallingwater and ‘Tales from the Deep'” in The Usonian

My short story “Falling”—a ghost story inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s construction of Fallingwater—has just been published in Flying Ketchup Press’ fiction anthology “Tales from the Deep,” available from Amazon in paperback and ebook.

You can learn more about the historical background to the short story in the latest post of The Usonian newsletter. Read it here.

Read “The Usonian Interviews, No. 14: Cypriot poet and writer Stephanos Stephanides on ‘The Wind Under My Lips'” in The Usonian

This week in a crossover post in The Usonian and The Cyprus Files, an interview with the accomplished Cypriot poet Stephanos Stephanides on his book-length work of poetry and memory fiction, The Wind Under My Lips—a book the engages deeply with the author’s Cypriot identity and the recent history of Cyprus.

Thanks for reading!