Volume 16 Issue 12

  • Jim Shepard

    In lovingly researched stories and novels, Jim Shepard traverses the globe and glides through history in such a way that reading through his collected output, you’re as likely to encounter ancient Greeks or discontented American teens as you are...

  • Berkeley Breathed

    For those of us who grew up as weird kids in the 1980s, the work of Berkeley Breathed was as important as those twin eternal pillars of weird-kid-dom: Monty Python and Mad magazine.

  • “Lost Limbs”

    Most people know Arthur Bradford as the creator of How’s Your News?, a documentary series that has been featured on HBO and MTV.

  • William H. Gass

    In the late 1970s and early 1980s, William H. Gass played one part in a wide-ranging debate with the novelist John Gardner. It was an examination into the nature of art, theirs and everybody else’s.

  • “The Ghost Business”

    T. Christopher Gorelick is a mortgage underwriter by day, and by night he’s usually sleeping. He aspires to become a professional writer.

  • Olly Todd: Some Poems

    The thing about Olly Todd is that I’ve known him for years as this rad skateboarder and drinker and dancer, but it was only fairly recently that I found out that he is also an excellent poet.

  • “Wild Geese”

    Matthias Connor, aka Wolfboy, is a London-based writer who publishes fanzines that he gives to people for free. He has been doing this for more than 20 years.

  • Modern Fiction Is All Rubbish

    Roger Lewis’ 2002 biography of Anthony Burgess polarised critics and his latest book, Seasonal Suicide Notes, is a diary-cum-memoir that made me laugh until I pissed myself on the 185 bus.

  • Peter Owen

    For nearly 60 years Peter Owen has been an iconoclast within British publishing, pioneering the publication of some of the most revered and controversial authors of the last half-century.

  • Wands And Swords, Pentangles And Cups

    For W.B. Yeats, the ordinary world would fade away, and he would walk and talk in a spiritual realm that he believed truly existed around and outside the physical world.

  • “little Red Riding Hood And Blind Boy Willy The Pirate”

    When Eric Dando’s first novel, Snail, came out in Australia in 1996, he was the youngest author to ever have been published by Penguin.

  • “Dr. Morton’s Folly”

    The term “living legend” gets tossed around without qualification all the time, but we think that the 83-year-old genius who literally wrote the horror classic titled I Am Legend has more than earned it.