“Let’s be clear about why I’m writing about this profile, before going further, this profile about which I have been thinking about for a some months: I’m writing because I am a very partisan adherent of Lurie’s music, and an acquaintance of the man himself, and, I suppose, because I am a person who cares about what Lurie stands for: art, aesthetic ambition, sensitivity, openness, generosity, unpredictability.” At The Rumpus, Rick Moody responds to Tad Friend’s New Yorker piece on John Lurie.
- Short Flight/Long Drive Books has announced its next three titles. Given that among the books they have released so far are Mary Miller’s fantastic collection Big World and Adam Novy’s wonderfully strange The Avian Gospels, we are quite eager to read all three.
- Nick Antosca’s first novel Fires will be reissued by Civil Coping Mechanisms this October. (John Crowley and Victor LaValle are fans, and James Salter comparisons have been made.)
- Brad Cohan talks with Sarah Lipstate of Noveller, whose new Glacial Glow is a welcome dose of blissed-out music.
- Also: how about that Millions anticipated-books list, huh?