Ingrid Norton

Essays & Fiction

Greater New York City, United States of America

Portfolio

Boston Review

Mourning 9/11 Fifteen Years Later

In many ways, September 11 was singular: nearly three thousand people, mostly civilians going about their day, killed—incinerated, crushed, vaporized—in the space of two and a...

Litro Magazine Stories Transport you

Short Story: "pls forgive me"

When his son called him to say he was being discharged, Dale was working on a wiring project at Ridgeview Middle School. He stayed late to finish, wouldn't get any overtime. The...

Litro Magazine Stories Transport you

Short Story: Shame

Nights are hardest. Not the sleeping and not Joy's dreams. Discomfiting, threatening, and incessant-at least Joy's dreams consistently spit out the ticker tape of her refusing...

Harvard Divinity Bulletin

Rethinking the Sacred: Editor's Note

The books, films, music, and scripture that these authors grapple with do not provide simple consolations. Rather, experiencing and creating art is inseparable from the...

Harvard Divinity Bulletin

Hungry Ghosts and the Work of Peter Matthiessen

Peter Matthiessen died the year before last. A slew of unlikely vocations trails after him, rehashed in obituaries—scion of an East Coast whaling family; Paris Review founder;...

Los Angeles Review of Books

Letter From Detroit

On a summer night, I drove around a particularly desolate stretch of the east side. Charred foundations outnumbered houses. Grasses grew waist-high around them. On Belvidere...

Los Angeles Review of Books

The Voice of the Sea: Hurricanes in Life & Literature

Hurricanes are part of the rhythm of life on the tropical coastlines of the Caribbean Basin and northwestern Pacific — their ravages part of the collective memory, the...

Open Letters Monthly

Year with Short Novels

A year-long celebration of the novella as a form -- from George Eliot and Joseph Conrad to Margaret Atwood and JL Carr -- which ran from 2010 to 2011.

Dissent Magazine

Truth through Fairy Tale: Despair and Hope in the Fiction of Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

What is shocking and memorable about the stories is not the sudden, supernatural junctures but the utterly bleak and believable details of the character’s lives.