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, [...]
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In the ninth installment in BOMB’s Fiction for Driving Across America series, Charlie Smith reads an excerpt from his novel Three Delays, published by Harper Perennial. Read an interview with Charlie Smith by John Reed here or pick up a copy of Issue 115, on newsstands September 15th.
Listen to David Mitchell read from his new novel, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, at BookCourt on July 16th, 2010. David Mitchell is the author of five novels, most notably number9dream and Cloud Atlas, which were both listed for the Booker Prize. A short Q & A follows the reading.
Emma Rathbone’s debut novel, The Patterns of Paper Monsters, explores male teenage angst, conveying, not only, a palpable sense of frustration, anger, and apathy, but also the odd humor and stumbling insights, that can accompany the pain of maturation. Jack Palmer talks with the author about how she arrived at Juvie with a pissed-off protagonist, and, like, found his voice, and stuff. click through
Under a range of settings and circumstances, Marisa Silver’s characters are all grappling with how to be close to a lover, a parent, a child—accepting the obstacles and unpleasant emotions that come along with intimacy. Silver’s prose is gracefully simple, and its subtlety contrasts the complicated and abstract issues her stories explore. Risa Kahn speaks with the author about the themes of her new short story collection Alone With You—optimism, contradiction, love, and what it means to be close with someone.
Marisa Silver’s latest short story collection Alone With You aspires to provide a bigger picture of love—one that encompasses all relationships and transcends its various definitions. It’s a tall order to deliver—but the subtle yet complex portraits rendered here reveal the light touch and a steady hand of their author. For Risa Kahn’s interview click through.
Lauren Elkin chronicles the rock and roll bird-watching and Hermes scarf-tying at the least muddy festival in Britain. Complete with drawings by Joanna Walsh, aka Badaude.
It was with reluctance that Shane Jones initially submitted his novel, Light Boxes, to Adam Robinson, Founding Editor of the small press Publishing Genius, who accepted his submission with equal reluctance. Now, after being optioned (and subsequently turned down) by Spike Jonze, Light Boxes has been re-released by Penguin. Featuring a recording of him reading from the novel at McNally Jackson in Manhattan.
With wit and heart, Keith Lee Morris’s stories explore the slippery nature of memory, its mutability and incompleteness. His characters are forever filling in the blanks, and where others might have to earn our empathy, they have it straightaway.
The friendship between Paul LeClerc, the president of the New York Public Library, and the writer and academic Andre’ Aciman, goes back a decade to when, after reading Aciman’s celebrated memoir, Out of Egypt, LeClerc was so struck by the lyricism and gravitas of Aciman’s writing that he invited him to meet for coffee.
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