The Fiction Issue 2009

    • 12.2.09

      “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.

    • 12.2.09

      “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.

    • 12.2.09

      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.

    • 12.2.09

      Eileen Myles & Jonathan Galassi Talk About Poetry

      Jonathan Galassi is a poet, a translator, an editor, and the president and publisher of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, which happens to be our favorite publishing house.

    • 12.2.09

      “A Passage to India”

      Allen Pearl was the founding editor and publisher of Pearl Files, an exclusive e-newsletter distributed to several thousand media insiders, Golden Circle and average alike.

    • 12.2.09

      Pete Dexter

      Besides writing hard-edged, blackly funny, and beautifully observed novels, Pete Dexter has spent a lot of time boxing, and he once got beaten so badly by an angry mob in Philadelphia that his back was broken.

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    • 12.2.09

      “Fathers and Snakes”

      Clancy Martin used to make a living as a jewelry salesman. Now he is a translator of Nietzsche and Kierkegaard and an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri.

    • 12.2.09

      David Simon

      David Simon is responsible for one of the greatest feats of storytelling of the past century, and that’s the entire five-season run of the television series The Wire.

    • 12.2.09

      “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.

    • 12.2.09

      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.

    • 12.2.09

      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.

    • 12.2.09

      “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.

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