Lynne Tillman is a rare hybrid of fiction writer, essayist, art critic, and teacher. She is the author of five novels, one of which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as three collections of short stories, a collection of essays, and two other nonfiction works. Here she discusses experimentation, structure and her constant battle with language with Caroline Ball.
Norwegian author Johan Harstad wrote his first novel, Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All The Confusion? against the background of artists like Beck and Radiohead. In fact, background takes a starring role in this story about a 30-something gardener/musician who moves to a halfway house after losing his job and girlfriend.
Michael Montlacks debut collection of poetry, Cool Limbo, is an urbane, cosmopolitan, and warm-hearted tribute to the teen queens who ruled his youth and the gay queens who nurtured his adult identity.
Looking into the publics fraught, ambivalent relationship with news footage of people facing death, About To Die: How News Images Move the Public is a keenly argued volume on the power of images to stir debate over truth and decency.
Best known as a poet, the English-born writer Mina Loy (1882 1966) was one of the great, eccentric, and under-sung geniuses of cosmopolitan modernism.
A period of confusion might follow after opening Ana Menéndezs new book, Adios, Happy Homeland! The contents page lists what appear to be chapter titles. Yet the prologue is written by a Cubophile Irishman, Herberto Quain, and the first chapter is attributed to an author named Celestino DAlba.
Not to get gushy, but if youre a writer, or want to be a writer, or just like to hang out around writers and pretend youre a writer, then youll gobble up Bruce Jay Friedmans literary memoir, Lucky Bruce.
In February 2006, the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced its intention to induct Alex Pompeznumbers king in Harlem; owner of the Cuban Stars, a Negro-League team; vice president of the Negro National League for two years; and the first Latino director of international scouting for any Major League Baseball teaminto the organization, along with 16 others from the Negro-League era.
Lucas Zane is a retired war photojournalist turned porno photographer suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Melissa is a street-smart stripper and porn star trying to scrape her way out from under the indignities of the skin trade.
The small presses are coming out swinging this fall, respectfully.
Area 51 doesnt officially exist. The military/intelligence operation is located in a cluster of test sites, target ranges, and spook headquarters half the size of Connecticut.