I had a great time at AWP this past week. There were so many people to see, meet, and say hello to that it’s really kind of an impossible mission to complete. Someone should make a video game out of it to inspire kids to become writers. It would be like: I have to make it to the Hobart table before they run out of magic juice (whiskey)…I have to make it to the Sun Magazine reading to see Cheryl Strayed and get 500 points…I have to find Lindsay Hunter and give her a high five…I have to avoid that dude with the long beard who keeps submitting manuscripts to me…I have to meet the guys from McSweeney’s and have a discussion about irony for 800 points and a bronze coin with Dave Eggers’s face on it…I have to try to remember who that guy is who wrote that poem I liked in that new lit journal…AAAAAARRRRRGGGH! I’ve been stabbed by Jamie Iredell!!
My favorite AWP recap intro ever.
You could do a lot worse than to basically just follow Nat’s tumblr and then read everything he reads. He knows the deal.
April was a high quality month of reading.
these came out last year, earlier this year, and in the future.
finished strong with Strange Cowboy last night.
it is fucking amazing and so are all the rest.
We’re super excited! Lindsay’s the best!!
the heart is a lindsay hunter
Publisher’s Weekly on DON’T KISS ME. It’s incredibly exciting to see reviews start trickling in! I’ve always wanted PW to review a book of mine (nerd alert) so this is quite an honor.
A wet slap,