The Ides of March, The Artist and Other Moviegoing... →
SF/LD author Michelle Orange looks at her 2011 movie-going disappointments
I always feel like I’m repeating myself, because I am always repeating myself.– An Interview with Unsaid Contributor Robert Lopez – by M Thompson | UNSAID: noun /uhn•’sed/
I really don’t know if Maya has fallen out of love with her husband or is just...– The Book Bench: This Week in Fiction: Etgar Keret : The New Yorker
Being Scott McClanahan
3AM: On Facebook you said your new novel is called Crapalachia, but the excerpt that was published at BombBlog says its called Hill William. Can you elaborate, both on the former title and why there’s two different titles?
SM: No, they’re two different novels. I don’t even know what a novel is really, but I’m calling them novels. I really think they’re more like “books.” Hill William is for the ladies, and (like Wu Tang) Crapalachia is for the children.
Metals: A Love Story by Jess Stoner →
New story by upcoming SF/LD author, Jess Stoner!
Reading Travel: New and Old Books We Loved This... →
Rolf Potts My top two travel-oriented books of the year would have to be Karl Taro Greenfeld’s short story collection, NowTrends, and On Holiday, Orvar Lofgren’s history of vacationing. Greenfeld’s book (which was published by Short Flight/Long Drive Books, a tiny independent press) offers an authentic and affecting look into various corners of Asia, Europe, and North America. Though obviously...
Maker’s Mark Christmas Sweaters
We just got ours!! Every year, Maker’s Mark Bourbon sends their Maker’s Mark Ambassadors a special holiday gift. Last year, it was the Makers Mark ice ball maker. This year, Maker’s Mark has sent all on their “nice list” of ambassadors a holiday themed sweater to dress up a bottle of Maker’s Bourbon. Maker’s Mark tells BourbonBlog.com that the sweaters were an idea born from the fact that on...
…notes are like Yankee fans; not all of them are bad, but all of them are...– I Would Like To Help You Get Your Show Cancelled - Hollywood Prospectus Blog
The Millions : A Year in Reading: Jeff Martin →
Hobart contributor Caitlin Horrocks (author of the excellent This Is Not Your City) gets some well-deserved love at The Millions.
A Brief Interview with Roxane Gay « Kenyon Review... →
Hobart contributor Roxane Gay drops her usual science over at the Kenyon Review Blog.
Waccamaw Interview Wheel →
I just ran across this really amazing interview in Waccamaw. How I missed this, I do not know. But I found it now, and it is good. Enjoy.
The only solution to feeling anxious about my work is to write more. Feels good...– Laura van den Berg, via Twitter (via fwriction) Yes. But, also: watching TV, drinking, playing basketball, and shooting guns all come to mind as alternate, albeit temporary, solutions.
PubGen: New Amazon eBook Program →
We’re at least a little curious about this program, too. Adam: let us know if you find anything? pubgen: Amazon is offering a new thing for new things. Publishers can list their eBooks with them exclusively (for at minimum 90 days) and get enrolled in their Amazon Prime lending program thing. That is for people who have the Kindle and pay for Amazon Prime; they can borrow one book a month...
Anonymous asked: Happy to write an essay on baseball scorecards. I teach baseball lit at Northwestern, am a Cubs season ticket holder, and keep score religiously. How would I submit? Word length? Deadline? Bill Savage
millionsmillions asked: Hey Hobart crew! I picked Novy's AVIAN GOSPELS for my #yir2011 piece on The Millions today. Wanted to give you the heads up, but also wanted to thank you for releasing that little devil. One of the most enjoyable (not to mention beautiful) books I've read in a long, long time! - Nick
This is what I love about long books. lareviewofbooks: Most people can’t, or at least don’t, read a 925-page book in a couple of nights. In fact, if you happen to have any of the following: (i) a television, (ii) access to the Internet, (iii) one or more children, (iv) regular bathing habits, or (v) gainful employment in a job where your responsibilities do not include getting paid to read...
Short Flight / Long Drive Books: HOLIDAY SALE! →
Not to “great offer” ourselves out of sales, but we just realized: with our “buy a book, get the e-book version for free” deal, you could buy a book for a gift and keep the e-book for yourself!
Fiction and the family « Kenyon Review Blog →
I talk fiction and family with the great Hilary Plum over at the Kenyon Review Blog. One of the books I discuss: Karl Taro Greenfeld’s NowTrends.
You have to earn the right to remove yourself from the chaos of the world in...– On Writing: Kourtney & Kim Take New York Recap: All About Kris - Hollywood Prospectus Blog
12 Holiday Gifts That Writers Will Actually Use →
Nick seems like a good gift-giver. nickrecommends: Items I would add: A subscription to The New York Review of Books I know very few writers willing to shell out $69 for their own, so you could throw them a bone here. The Bourbon of the Month Club Is there any doubt that the brown stuff is the most literary alcohol on earth? A typewriter These days, everyone can type faster than they can...
You. Are. Invented.
LA Review of Books looks at Melinda Moustakis’ Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories, which includes “They Find the Drowned,” from Hobart 12. lareviewofbooks: HOWARD AKLER on Austin Wright’s Tony and Susan and LISA LOCASCIO on Melinda Moustakis’ Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories Melinda Moustakis Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories University of Georgia Press,...
That’s why I write violence like I do: I want it to be horrifying and beautiful....– I linked to this yesterday, but there’s just too much goodness, too many cut-and-pasteable quotes, to not do so again. “Novels Are Fantasies of Powerlessness and Power” — Biblioklept Talks to Adam Novy About His Novel The Avian Gospels | biblioklept
HOLIDAY SALE: 20% off (and free shipping) all... →
Speaking of Karl, don’t forget…
Sam Nazarian Wants You to Sleep with Him -... →
A reformed playboy and reality-TV star is transforming himself into America’s next great hotelier (like that tagline doesn’t pique your curiosity) new piece by SF/LD author, Karl Taro Greenfeld
I started the book in spring of 2002 and finished it in fall of 2005. In 2006, I...– “Novels Are Fantasies of Powerlessness and Power” — Biblioklept Talks to Adam Novy About His Novel The Avian Gospels | biblioklept
This was the sixth night in a row the woman had watched the same movie. The...– December elimae is live, featuring a short by SF/LD Editor, Elizabeth Ellen.