LEE MATTHEW GOLDBERG is the author of ten novels including The Ancestor and The Mentor, as well as the YA series Runaway Train. He’s been a finalist in various scriptwriting contests—Script Pipeline, Book Pipeline, Stage 32, We Screenplay, the New York Screenplay, Screencraft, and the Hollywood Screenplay—and his books are in various stages of development for film and TV. He is also the co-curator of The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series in New York City.
We’ve run excerpts from Lee Matthew Goldberg‘s fiction before, and we’re thrilled to do so again — this time, with part of his novel Immoral Origins, the first in a five-part series about a mysterious organization seeking to make the desires of a wealthy clientele come true. Immoral Origins takes the reader back to late-1970s New York City and follows one man who becomes caught up in the organization’s dealings — which soon puts him in danger.
We’re pleased to present an excerpt from Lee Matthew Goldberg’s new novel Stalker Stalked, out this month from All Due Respect. The novel finds Goldberg exploring time-honored themes of surveillance and obsession, with some reality television and prescription drug abuse thrown into the mix. Read on for a glimpse inside of Stalker Stalked.
In our weekend reading: Anuk Arudpragasam and Megha Majumdar talk books, revisiting the music of Don and Moki Cherry, and more.
The guiding principle of Six Ridiculous Questions is that life is filled with ridiculousness. And questions. That only by giving in to these truths may we hope to slip the surly bonds of reality and attain the higher consciousness we all crave. (Eh, not really, but it sounded good there for a minute.) It’s just. Who knows? The ridiculousness and question bits, I guess. Why six? Assonance, baby, assonance.
In our morning reading: revisiting an underrated Edith Wharton novel, an interview with Lee Matthew Goldberg, and more.
We’re pleased to present an excerpt from Lee Matthew Goldberg’s new novel The Ancestor. Goldberg’s novel tells the story of an amnesic man who awakens in Alaska beside his double; the result is a harrowing novel grappling with questions of agency, violence, and the allure of the Gold Rush. Kirkus’s review dubbed the book “[a] story that blends the familiar and the supernatural in a manner that calls Stephen King’s work to mind.”