In this new installment of Phoned-In, Dan Boehl reads from his new book Kings of the F**king Sea and talks to Luke Degnan about his collaboration with Jonathan Marshall, censorship, and Spiderman 3.
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Conversations between writers, reviews of noteworthy books, and podcasts of readings.
By Urayoán Noel
Carlos Oquendo de Amat’s cult object-book 5 metros de poemas is a surrealist counter-point to the Latin American poets of his time. Urayoán Noel reflects on the new edition from Ugly Duckling Presse.
By B.C. Edwards
Better late than never! Listen to Gary Shteyngart read from his new novel, Super Sad True Love Story, at BookCourt this past July. A short Q & A follows the (hilarious) reading. Shteyngart’s novels include The Russian Debutante’s Handbook (2003),and Absurdistan (2006),. His other writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Slate, Granta, Travel and Leisure, [...]
By Jackie Wang
93 year old Leonora Carrington, considered the last living member of the inner circle of pre-WWII Parisian surrealists, still lives and makes work in Mexico City. Jackie Wang attempts, and fails, to make her acquaintance, rediscovering Carrington’s haunting and intensely strange ouvre in the process.
By Emily Testa
By David Varno
In C, his newest novel, Tom McCarthy proposes a state of being that revolves many parts around an unusual temporal whole and, once again, circumvents the conventions of 19th-century realism. Writer David Varno delves in.
By Ben Mirov
By Amy Whipple
In Mentor, Tom Grimes explores the cyclical nature of two intertwined lives, two lives bound by literature, and the way in which the vicissitudes of friendship and mentorship can push and pull at the boundaries of our relationships. A review by Amy Whipple.
With over a dozen LPs under his belt, Bill Callahan’s voice has taken on some further gravitas, but he sounds spirited as ever. Callahan has just published a book with Drag City—Letters to Emma Bowlcut. I’m not sure if it’s a novella, an epistle, or one hell of a big poem. But questions like that are beside the point.
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