A Thrilling New Account of Italy’s Great Flood.

In The Washington Post, Michael Dirda discusses Dark Water: Flood and Redemption in the City of Masterpieces, a thrilling new account of Italy’s 1966 flood. Check it out, and add this to your autumn reading list. It’s on mine.

Full disclosure: I enjoyed a dinnertime conversation with Robert Clark and Image editor Greg Wolfe last week, and we discussed writing, faith, and favorite films. I was happy to discover that I’m not alone in rating Paul Thomas Anderson as my favorite living American filmmaker. Clark does too. I’d love to see what Anderson would do taking on an adaptation of one of Clark’s books…

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.


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