WINSTON LEN's last publication in the Brooklyn Rail was October 2011, "Wandering Through Life's Wilderness."
How many people can correctly identify the flora and fauna they encounter in everyday life? Fearfully few. Edward Hoagland can do that, and more.
Set in Copenhagen, Falling Sideways is a corporate novel that challenges the status quo life. Most of the characters work for the Tank, a Danish think tank-like organization with a vague interdisciplinary policy mission. Besides being a play on the organizations function, the Tanks name hints at an unstoppable menacedownsizing is about to wreak havoc on its employees.
American Gangbang: A Love Story (Gallery Books, 2011) is a wickedly funny book chronicling Sam Benjamins journey from Brown University, where he studied postmodern theory and media, into the world of pornography. Benjamin and Winston Len met up over coffee in the West Village recently to discuss his experience.