The recently released winter 2010 issue of The Georgia Review, UGA’s quarterly journal of arts and letters, includes featured sections on two of its long-term contributors, Gerald Weales and George Singleton.
Weales’ “American Theater Watch,” a critical round-up of important onstage events from the previous year, appeared annually in the Review from 1978-2010. Weales, professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania and a past winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, has decided to discontinue the “Watch”-but on occasion, he will still contribute reviews and essays.
South Carolinian George Singleton was a Review discovery more than 20 years ago, and in the opinion of the journal’s current editorial staff, he remains one of the funniest serious fiction writers around. Singleton is represented in this issue by two new pieces of fiction, “Jayne Mansfield” and “Vaccination.” William Giraldi-critic, novelist and editor-contributes an accompanying essay, “A Holy Impropriety: The Stories of George Singleton.” The winter 2010 issue of the Review also include poems by two-time National Book Critics Circle Award winner Albert Goldbarth, fiction by Michigan veteran Jack Driscoll and paintings by newcomer Ian Boyden.