It was cold the morning after it was announced David Bowie had died. Not surprising since I live in New York City and it happened in January. Yet I found myself standing outside my apartment around six in the morning, gym clothes on, not really dressed to be idling around. I put on The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, which I’ve listened to countless times since I was about 13, and simply referred to […]
In our morning reading: interviews with Teddy Wayne and Alan Moore, thoughts on Nick Cave’s new album, and more.
Afternoon Bites: “Mildred Pierce” and LA, Rob Spillman Interviewed, P-Funk Spin-Offs, Gabino Iglesias’s Reading Tips, and More
In our afternoon reading: notes on “Mildred Pierce,” Gabino Iglesias’s tips for a good reading, nonfiction from Shawn Vestal, and more.
Morning Bites: Dana Spiotta, Sean H. Doyle Interviewed, Helen Oyeyemi, Olivia Laing’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: Rachel Kushner and Dana Spiotta in conversation, interviews with Sean H. Doyle and Helen Oyeyemi, and more.
In our afternoon reading: checking in with David Bowie, a musical Rick Moody project, news from the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and more.
This Sunday at KGB, we are proud to present readings from four of our favorite writers: * Joshua Mohr * Teddy Wayne * Kathleen Alcott * Matt Dojny Should you need additional reading material to get you excited, might we point you in the direction of our recent interview with Joshua Mohr? Or a consideration of pop stars in fiction, including Teddy Wayne’s Johnny Valentine? Or fiction from Kathleen Alcott or Matt Dojny? KGB is located at 85 East 4th […]
Afternoon Bites: Interviews With Teddy Wayne & Ian Svenonius, Eric Raymond Reviewed, Epic Kate Beaton, and More
“…I experienced the same slew of emotions I think most first-time writers do when my debut novel came out: excitement, but also anxiety over its emergence into the public. I started thinking about how actual celebrities negotiate the stresses of their much higher-stakes jobs–and then wondered how an adolescent might handle it.” Shelf Awareness interviewed The Love Song of Jonny Valentine author Teddy Wayne. New nonfiction from Sean H. Doyle: “The Day Walt Disney Died.” Ian Svenonius talked Supernatural Strategies […]
Musicians have been a presence in fiction for years, and are unlikely to depart its pages any time soon. Whether exploring the privileged life of a rock star or focusing on the gritty reality of a struggling drummer or guitarist, men and women making music exert an undeniable pull on the imagination of writers.