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|.||"like eavesdropping on the powder room|
of your local whorehouse"
Jason Rice at 3 Guys, 1 Book offers a great review of Understudies. And at 3AM, Michael Jauchen calls the book "a deadpan, sharply-observed novel" that tunes into "a contemporary world fixated on simulation and celebrity." At largehearted boy, Ravi shares his playlist for the book. (Stream the list on Spotify here.) Also: Vol. 1 Brooklyn presents an excerpt from Understudies. And Ravi self-interviews at The Collagist, which hosts an excerpt as well. Watch for more reviews here.
"Hard knocks have never been so entertaining."|
National Treasures at The Rumpus
At The Rumpus, Malcolm Forbes reviews Charles McLeod's collection: "we accompany the lost and the jilted, the misfits and the victims, and revel in pitch-black humor and fiendishly inventive prose. Hard knocks have never been so entertaining." And at David Abrams's ongoing series, Charles remembers his first appearance in print. David has also put National Treasures on his 2013 best-of so-far list. Earlier this year, Matt Roberts at Fanzine gave the collection an excellent and thoughtful rave, too.
|.||"Archival rock 'n' roll releases tend to bring out the cynics"|
Colin Fleming at The Boston Globe
Colin continues his work on The Beatles, with new recent pieces at The Boston Globe and The Atlantic. Also at the Boston Globe, Colin reviews a new history of the 1913 Armory show. "Jack," new short fiction, is in the current Denver Quarterly, and Dark March's title story appears in Michigan Quarterly Review (Summer 2013). Read reviews of Colin's Dark March right here.
|.||"I Killed It, You Cook It"|
Daniel Mueller at Santa Fe Writers Project
Dan's Nights I Dreamed of Hubert Humphrey earned a runner-up spot at the Santa Fe Writers Project 2013 awards, where they featured one of the collection's stories recently. A full list of the collection's reviews is here, including Weston Cutter's at Corduroy Books and Michael Jauchen's at The Rumpus.
|"Keeper of the Flame"|
Matthew Vollmer in Best American Essays 2013
Recently released: The Best American Essays 2013, which includes "Keeper of the Flame" by Matthew Vollmer, originally in the NER. Matthew's inscriptions has earned praise far and wide. A full list is here, including Matthew Daddona at The Brooklyn Rail
|"a flashlight, a copper pipe and a pair of wax earplugs"|
Tom Molanphy at We Wanted To Be Writers
Tom reveals what books and other paraphenalia he keeps on his bedstand, in WW2BW's ongoing series. Read an excerpt from Tom's collection here.
|My Timely Encounter with Yvonne Rainer|
Filip Noterdaeme at HuffPo
At HuffPo, Filip Noterdaeme describes a recent run-in with the art-world legend. Also: Antwerp's Museum of Contemporary Art has acquired a copy of The Autobiography of Daniel J. Isengart, and MoMA's PS1 recently hosted Filip's installation The Stein Room, coinciding with his Brooklyn Book Festival, performance with Daniel in the early fall. On our site, read Penny Arcade's Foreword and the Autobiography's many excellent reviews.
Eric Barnes milestone at GoodReads
At GoodReads, Something Pretty, Something Beautiful hit a big milestone: over 1,000 readers have added the novel to their to-read list. Afer a busy summer reading schedule, Eric sat down with at WYPL's Book Talk chatted with Eric Barnes. More reviews are online here, including Emily St. John Mandel's at The Millions,
|Sept 18|| Brookline, MA, Brookline Booksmith. Colin Fleming, Dark March: Stories for When the Rest of the World is Asleep |
|Sept 20||Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Book Festival, Bookend event, Brooklyn Public Library (DWECK Auditorium), Filip Noterdaeme, The Autobiography of Daniel J. Isengart |
|Sept 21|| Nashville, TN, Barnes & Noble - Vanderbilt, Eric Barnes, Something Pretty, Something Beautiful |
|Sept 20 - 22|| Queens, NY, PS1, NY Art Book Fair, Filip Noterdaeme presents The Stein Shrine, a celebration of the 80th anniversary of The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. |
|Sept 26|| Salem, MA, Salem State Ellison Campus Center, MLK Room, Perry Glasser, metamemoirs |
|Oct 9|| Cambridge, MA, Harvard Book Store, Colin Fleming, Dark March: Stories for When the Rest of the World is Asleep |
|Oct 10|| Gettysburg, PA, Gettysburg College Writing House, Daniel Mueller, Nights I Dreamed of Hubert Humphrey ||Oct 14|| College Park, MD, University of Maryland Honors College, Douglas Watson, A Moody Fellow Finds Love And Then Dies (forthcoming) ||Dec 8|| New York, NY, KGB Bar, Wayne Koestenbaum and Filip Noterdaaeme, The Autobiography of Danial J. Isengart ||Dec 13|| Washington, DC, Barrelhouse presents Outpost19!, Petworth Citizen & Reading Room, Dave Housley and Matthew Vollmer ||Dec 15|| New York, NY, Sunday Salon at Jimmy's 43, Filip Noterdaeme and Daniel Isengart, The Autobiography of Daniel J. Isengart |
See the full list here.
What folks are saying|
"the poet laureate of pop culture" - Matt Bell on Dave Housley|
"funny, moving, perceptive, artful" - Joanna Scott on Ravi Mangla's Understudies
"some kind of mad artistic genius" - Paul Harding on Daniel Mueller
"one of the truly exciting and significant writers of his generation" - Richard Burgin on Colin Fleming
"the most harrowing portrait of American boys careening into boyhood that I've ever read" - Benjamin Whitmer on Something Pretty, Something Beautiful
"It's hard to imagine anything more charming" - Andrew Solomon on The Autobiography of Daniel J. Isengart
"the best kind of book -- a book that I could step into and out of quickly, a book with no space wasted and a book which made me wish that I had written it." - Joe Hessert, ARDOR, on inscriptions for headstones
". . .steeped in the tar and nicotine of Raymond Carver, and bathed in the crackerjack wisdom of Flannery O'Connor. . . Let's just say I spent the entire book hypnotized by McLeod's wordcraft" - David Abrams on Charles McLeod
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