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January 2, 2014

Aspen Public Radio’s First Draft Radio Show 0

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Forgive us for being slow on the uptake, Colorado residents, but this is the first I’m hearing of Aspen Public Radio’s First Draft radio show, which features interviews with numerous authors of wide acclaim. A casual glance at the show’s online archives, for instance, turns up the likes of Paul Harding, Kevin Barry, Laura van den […]

January 2, 2014

The Writing on the Museum Wall: When Artists Channel Writers 2

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What these very different artists have in common is a hunger for that most writerly of staples, narrative.

January 2, 2014

Lit Mag Happenings 0

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Just released: the latest issue of DIAGRAM, which is consistently one of the most interesting magazines in publication. Coming soon: Hobart‘s 15th issue, which is focused on “Hotel Culture,” and will hit shelves in February/March. (Although you can preorder a copy now.)

January 2, 2014

The Paris Review and McSweeney’s Collaborate on a Dual Deal 0

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All month long, The Paris Review and McSweeney’s are offering a special dual deal in which you can order year-long subscriptions to both magazines for 20% off of their individual rates.

January 2, 2014

Leaked Literature: Why We Should Respect Salinger’s Wishes 13

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Readers will no doubt gain enjoyment from reading the leaked Three Stories manuscript, but they would do well to partially respect the author’s wishes by viewing its stories as experiments from an earlier time.

December 31, 2013

The Grenadier 0

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Recommended Reading: Leo Robson’s review of a new book of essays by Craig Raine.

December 31, 2013

“A different order of debut” 0

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Hats off to our own Edan Lepucki for being named a Face to Watch by the LA Times! In an article, David L. Ulin says Edan’s upcoming novel is “steeped in southern California narrative tradition” and describes how a drive along Sunset Boulevard inspired the setting of the book. (You can catch up on Edan’s work by looking […]

December 31, 2013

Two New Elmore Leonard Stories 0

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Byliner has published two never-before-seen stories by the late Elmore Leonard. The first story, “The Trespassers,” follows a pair of hunters, while the second focuses on a whiskey-swilling priest who gets involved in a showdown in the Wild West. (You should also read our own Bill Morris on the qualities that made Leonard a special writer.)

December 31, 2013

Tuesday New Release Day: Eggers; Domini; Straight; Davis 0

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New this week: The Best of McSweeney’s; a new e-book edition of Highway Trade by John Domini; and new paperback editions of Between Heaven and Here by Susan Straight and Samuel Johnson is Indignant by Lydia Davis. (You could also read Susan Straight’s Millions essay on Toni Morrison’s Sula.)

December 31, 2013

Big Empty: On the Demise of Blockbuster 4

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These were the days when the Internet was new, cell phones were for stockbrokers, and if you missed a movie in the theater, you had to wait six months or even a year or more to catch up. We don’t have to wait for anything now. I’m not sure that’s an entirely good thing.