How We Spend Our Days

Annie Dillard wrote, “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” On the first of each month, Catching Days hosts a guest writer in the series, “How We Spend Our Days.”

authors by name

-A-

Abby Frucht

Abigail Thomas

Adam Braver

Alan Heathcock

Alexander Chee

Alexis M. Smith

Amy Gottlieb

Anders Carlson-Wee

Andrea Lewis

Andrea Portes

Andre Dubus III

Ann Hood

-B-

Barb Johnson

Becky Mandelbaum

BK Loren

Bruce Machart

-C-

Carmela Ciuraru

Caroline Leavitt

Cherise Wolas

Cheryl Strayed

Christopher Castellani

Christian Kiefer

Christine Schutt

Claire Vaye Watkins

Cornelius Eady

Cynthia Newberry Martin

-D-

Dan Chaon

Daniel Torday

Dani Shapiro

Daniel Asa Rose

Darrelyn Saloom

David Jauss

Dave Malone

David Abrams

Dawn Tripp

Debra Spark

Derek Palacio

Diane Lefer

Donald Quist

Dylan Landis

-E-

Elizabeth Benedict

Elizabeth Marro

Elle Johnson

Erika Anderson

-F-

Fenton Johnson

-H-

Hannah Tinti

Heather Newton

Heidi Durrow

Helen Phillips

-J-

Jane Smiley

Jean Thompson

Jericho Parms

Jodi Paloni

Jon Davis

Josephine Humphreys

Joshua Mohr

Josh Weil

Joy Castro

Judy Pascoe

Julia Phillips

-K-

Kai Carlson-Wee

Karen Brown

Kathryn Craft

Katrina Kenison

Kelle Groom

Kim Wright

Kristopher Jansma

-L-

Lesley Dahl

Leslie Lawrence

Lidia Yuknavitch

Lindsey Mead

Lisa Romeo

Louise Ells

Louise W. Knight

Lucia Orth

-M-

Margaret McMullan

Marge Piercy

Mari Strchan

Mario Chard

Mary Miller

Matthew Limpede

Michael Martone

Michele Filgate

Miciah Bay Gault

Myfanwy Collins

-N-

Natalie Serber

Nichole Bernier

Nick Norwood

-P-

Pam Houston

Paul Lisicky

Peg Alford Pursell

Peter Ho Davies

-R-

Ramona Ausubel

Rebecca Makkai

Richard Gilbert

Richard McCann

Robert Boswell

Robert Boyers

Robert Olen Butler

Robin Black

Robin MacArthur

Robin Oliveira 

Ron Carlson

Roxana Robinson

-S-

Samantha Dunn

Sandy Gingras

Sarah Seltzer

Sarah Stone

Sari Wilson

Sawnie Morris

Shaindel Beers

Sheri Joseph

Sheri Reynolds

Sion Dayson

Sophfronia Scott

Stacy Bierlein

Steve Almond

Sue William Silverman

Summer Wood

Sunil Yapa

Susanna Daniel

Sybil Baker

-T-

Tessa Fontaine

Thomas Larson

Tracy Winn

-W-

William Lychack

authors by date

2009

August: Pam Houston

September: Dani Shapiro

October: Adam Braver

November: Sheri Reynolds

December: Elizabeth Benedict

2010

January: Abigail Thomas

February: Alexander Chee

March: Miciah Bay Gault

April: Robin Black

May: Daniel Asa Rose

June: Lucia Orth

July: Tracy Winn

August: Diane Lefer

September: Louise W. Knight

October: Hannah Tinti

November: Bruce Machart

December: Susanna Daniel

2011

January: Jean Thompson

February: Cornelius Eady

March: Summer Wood

April: Shaindel Beers

May: Kim Wright

June: Robin Oliveira 

July: Robert Boyers 

August: Heather Newton

September: Heidi Durrow

October: Barb Johnson

November: Mari Strchan

December: Daniel Torday

2012

January: Cheryl Strayed

February: Alan Heathcock

March: Ann Hood

April: William Lychack

May: Marge Piercy

June: Sybil Baker

July: Michael Martone

August: Paul Lisicky

September: Stacy Bierlein

October: Natalie Serber

November: Darrelyn Saloom

December: Dan Chaon

2013

January: Claire Vaye Watkins

February: Dave Malone

March: Dawn Tripp

April: Alexis M. Smith

May: Christopher Castellani

June: Christine Schutt

July: Caroline Leavitt

August: Nichole Bernier

September: Sheri Joseph

October: Thomas Larson

November: Rebecca Makkai

December: Matthew Limpede

2014

January: Jane Smiley

February: Lindsey Mead

March: Robert Boswell

April: Kathryn Craft

May: Sue William Silverman

June: Roxana Robinson

July: Fenton Johnson

August: Ron Carlson

September: Richard Gilbert

October: David Jauss

November: Andrea Portes

December: BK Loren

2015

January: Josh Weil

February: Dylan Landis

March: Erika Anderson

April: Katrina Kenison

May: Richard McCann

June: Judy Pascoe

July: Lidia Yuknavitch

August: Joy Castro

September: Helen Phillips

October: Carmela Ciuraru

November: Josephine Humphreys

December: Sarah Stone

2016

January: Steve Almond

February: Elizabeth Marro

March: Sarah Seltzer

April: Abby Frucht

May: Jodi Paloni

June: David Abrams

July: Sari Wilson

August: Kristopher Jansma

September: Robin MacArthur

October: Jon Davis

November: Amy Gottlieb

December: Myfanwy Collins

2017

January: Sawnie Morris

February: Derek Palacio

March: Mary Miller

April: Karen Brown

May: Jericho Parms

June: Robert Olen Butler

July: Sandy Gingras

August: Donald Quist

September: Kai Carlson-Wee and Anders Carlson-Wee

October: Sophfronia Scott

November: Christian Kiefer

December: Ramona Ausubel

2018

January: Samantha Dunn

February: Debra Spark

March: Andrea Lewis

April: Kelle Groom

May: Elle Johnson

June: Joshua Mohr

July: Becky Mandelbaum

August: Lisa Romeo

September: Cherise Wolas

October: Peter Ho Davies

November: Leslie Lawrence

December: Lesley Dahl

2019

January: Sunil Yapa

February: Tessa Fontaine

March: Mario Chard

April: Margaret McMullan

May: Louise Ells

June: Michele Filgate

July: Julia Phillips

August: Andre Dubus III

September: Sion Dayson

October: Cynthia Newberry Martin

November: Nick Norwood

December: Peg Alford Pursell