Volume 15 Issue 12

    • 12.2.08

      Harry Crews

      Harry Crews had just about every job a man might have to take in his lifetime—from working in a cigar factory all the way up (or maybe down) to teaching creative writing.

    • 12.2.08

      The Putti

      Will Self’s books are about stuff like a woman growing a penis and raping her abusive husband (Cock and Bull). I mean, he’s Will Self. It’s a pretty big deal.

    • 12.2.08

      Candy-Coated

      CM3 (as he likes to be called, which is kind of dumb) is one of the top “weirdos” in the “bizarro” fiction “world.”

    • 12.2.08

      First Novel

      How can I describe how it felt to complete my first novel? For me, the moment was a medley of emotion: relief, pride, closure. And sorrow. I was going to miss my quirky band of characters, all their pratfalls and gambling debts and incorrectly made...

    • 12.2.08

      How to Look Amazing in Photographs

      Another up-and-comer, Amanda sent us something that can’t be translated into our non-English editions because it’s an extended riff on the pronunciation of the word “douche.”

    • 12.2.08

      Bad Dog

      Ferrigno is best known for his crime novels. After college he spent half a decade as a professional gambler until getting down to brass tacks and writing ten novels.

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    • 12.2.08

      Intelligence

      Everything becomes 100 percent better when you come across something like what Seth sent us.

    • 12.2.08

      The Field

      A master of the short story, Beattie first gained recognition with Chilly Scenes of Winter and Distortions. She scathingly shredded on yuppies way before the rest of America blamed them for everything.

    • 12.2.08

      Harold Bloom

      Harold Bloom is the preeminent literary critic in the world, and as such he is perhaps the last of a dying breed.

    • 12.2.08

      Sad Stories of the Death of Kings

      It's no wonder that David Lynch made two of his best films when he adapted Barry Gifford's 'Wild at Heart' and then asked him to cowrite the script for Lost Highway.

    • 12.2.08

      Written in the Writing

      Sheila Lowe has been analyzing handwriting for over 40 years. She looks at one scribbled line and can tell you all kinds of secret stuff about yourself. It’s scary.

    • 12.2.08

      Upwards And Onwards

      Edwyn Collins is that cool Scottish guy who was the singer in Orange Juice. They were one of the best and most original British pop bands ever.

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