Articles by Alex Shakar

December 15, 2011

A Year in Reading: Alex Shakar 3

Yan’s style here is maximalistic, headlong, sloppy to be sure, but bursting with life; or rather, lives — human and otherwise.

July 7, 2011

The Year of Wonders 45

It was midday on a Monday in early August of the year 2000 and the bidding on my first novel had reached six figures, then paused for people to track down more cash. I was 32. I’d never made over $12,000 in a year.