In our afternoon reading: interviews with Mat Johnson and Colin Winnette, a look at the life and art of Agnes Martin, checking in with featherproof books, and more.
Chicago’s featherproof books has, over the years, released excellent books from the likes of Blake Butler, Lindsay Hunter, Amelia Gray, and Tim Kinsella. (Full disclosure: I contributed to their minibook series several years ago.) This summer has brought with it the news that Kinsella will be taking over the press. In a recent interview with Chicago, Kinsella discussed his plans:
The Karaoke Singer’s Guide to Self-Defense, Tim Kinsella‘s 2012 debut novel, impressed for a number of reasons. Its evocation of daily rhythms and of lives grappling with trauma and flawed histories made it a thoroughly compelling read. And for those who largely know Kinsella through the music he’s made since the 1990s, it was also a declaration that his talents weren’t solely confined to one artistic discipline. Let Go and Go On and On, his followup, takes a very different approach. […]
2012 saw the release of Tim Kinsella’s first novel, The Karaoke Singer’s Guide to Self-Defense. We were big admirers of that novel, and the ways in which it depicted a number of lives intersecting in and around a gentleman’s club/karaoke bar in a small Midwestern town. Kinsella’s new novel, Let Go and Go On and On, moves away from the quotidian rhythms of small-town life and is based on the life of actress Laurie Bird, who appeared in films like Annie Hall and Two-Lane […]
Afternoon Bites: Siri Hustvedt Interviewed, APRIL Festival Reports, Ana Mendieta, Owls’ Latest, and More
This afternoon: Catching up with Siri Hustvedt, Jeff Jackson interviewed, thoughts on the new Owls album, Jac Jemc reports from Seattle’s APRIL Festival, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Tim Kinsella, Justin Taylor’s Year in Lit, “The X-Files” at 20, Paul Auster, and More
This afternoon: a look at Paul Auster’s latest, thoughts on the twentieth anniversary of The X-Files, Justin Taylor provides some literary recommendations, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Peter Schjeldahl on Norman Rockwell, Steven Millhauser Fiction, New Yvette, Fantagraphics Kickstarter, and More
Talking Norman Rockwell at The New Yorker, fiction from Steven Millhauser, a new album from Tim Kinsella, Fantagraphics holds a fundraiser, and more.
Tim Kinsella! Smart guy; terrific writer. We quite enjoyed his first novel, The Karaoke Singer’s Guide to Self-Defense — to say nothing of the work he’s done in fantastic bands like Cap’n Jazz, Make Believe, and Joan of Arc.