Gogol. Wallace. George Saunders. Philip Roth. Those are sort of the obvious...– (at 1:06 in. the whole thing is pretty great. lots of bird and back pain talk. Levin is just about the best.) Episode 11 — Adam Levin | Other People with Brad Listi
World Series: St. Louis Cardinals– back in April, Jim Ruland called it. HOBART picks the 2011 Season
Nicole Kidman Acquires Kevin Wilson Novel ‘The... →
Hobart regular Kevin Wilson’s novel The Family Fang, everybody. Seriously, y’all have probably read this already so it should come as no surprise to hear the book is going to be a film. Big, big congrats to Kevin!
I watch MTV endlessly, my dear, because what is going on there… is the real...– Harold Bloom (via theparisreview)
The extra sense of control from the ritual leads to calmness, and calm leads to...– What’s the power of a good luck charm? - CNN.com
Been working our way through these old Dick Cavett Shows and… holy wow are they amazing.
For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I...– Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 21, Ernest Hemingway
Stuff sucks and stuff’s cool and life goes on, but it doesn’t, but...– and also this: When I was trying to revise the first script I submitted to Mike Judge, he told me I was thinking way too hard. He was right. “Just make it stupid,” he said. Original Beavis and Butt-Head writer David Giffels on the show as it returns to MTV - Grantland
Dark Sky Magazine » The Burts →
These Burts strike hard. Jason Larson in the newest Dark Sky. Go for The Burts, stay for the rest of what the magazine editors Gabe Durham, Christy Crutchfield, Brian Mihok and Sarah Boyer have put together.
Little, Brown and Company Spring/Summer '12: THIS... →
yes! we heart us some Somerville. littlebrowncatalog: JUNE 2012 HARDCOVER This Bright River: A Novel Patrick Somerville 978-0-316-12931-2, $24.99 Lauren Sheehan’s career in medicine came to a halt after a sequence of violent events abroad. Now she’s back in the safest place she knows—St. Helens, Wisconsin—cut off from career, friendship, and…
His pinstriped uniform was baggy, but it somehow suited him perfectly, suggested...– Chad Harbach, The Art of Fielding (via justamanandhisblog) (reading this now…)
She can only destroy herself slowly and deliberately. Obliteration will take...– Everyday Genius: Love Hotel by (Hobart web editor!) Andrea Kneeland
Matt Salesses’s novella THE LAST REPATRIATE is being launched by Nouvella Books. Matt is a frequent contributor to Hobart, and we love his work and are proud to have published it! You, yes you, should help launch this great book and great writer.
Whiting Foundation Names Winners of Writers'... →
Hobart contributor Ryan Call has been awarded a Whiting Writers’ Award! Huge deserved congratulations to Ryan!
PubGen: Knee Knocking at the Hanging Pole →
pubgen: October 25 is the official release date for Edward Mullany’s amazing collection of poems, If I Falter at the Gallows. All week long we’re going to be doing a roundup of the things people are saying about the book. You can follow that here or at the book’s microsite, …
If the Red Hot Chili Peppers acoustically covered the 12 worst Primus songs for...– this sentence makes me laugh Chuck Klosterman on the release of the new Metallica and Lou Reed album - Grantland
Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 40, Vladimir... →
Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 40, Vladimir...
INTERVIEWER: Clarence Brown of Princeton has pointed out striking similarities in your work. He refers to you as “extremely repetitious” and that in wildly different ways you are in essence saying the same thing. He speaks of fate being the “muse of Nabokov.” Are you consciously aware of “repeating yourself,” or to put it another way, that you strive for a conscious unity to your shelf of books?
NABOKOV: I do not think I have seen Clarence Brown's essay, but he may have something there. Derivative writers seem versatile because they imitate many others, past and present. Artistic originality has only its own self to copy.
I asked Murakami if he reread “1984” while writing “1Q84.” He said he did, and...– The Fierce Imagination of Haruki Murakami - NYTimes.com
I once introduced Kevin Sampsell at a reading as “the Kevin Bacon of indie lit.” Sampsell is basically the best, and if Future Tense doesn’t deserve your support, well, we just about don’t know what does. (via The Future of Future Tense Books by Kevin Sampsell — Kickstarter)
I know three people who have Kindles, and while inmates such as myself are about...– Hobart 10 and 11 contributor, Curtis Dawkins, on BULLblog: The Case for a Kindle: Robert Coover’s Noir
potato guns are rad.