Benjamin Samuel of Electric Literature talks to Jacket Copy about Recommended Reading. Roxane Gay tackles Girls at The Rumpus. Also, Roxane Gay has just made all other think pieces on Girls totally irrelevant. Book Riot talks to Emily St. John Mandel. Bret Easton Ellis will review your novel for $5,000. Who doesn’t love fictional rich people of the 1980s? (It seemed fitting to post this after something about Bret Easton Ellis.) The Fox Mole got a really sweet book deal. Follow Vol. […]
Bill Clinton’s New York Times review of Robert Caro’s latest L.B.J. biography is up. HBO not going forward with The Corrections. Benjamin Samuels of Electric Literature talks at Huffington Post about loving books but trying to get people to read them on computers and tablets. Why do we love bad guys like Gordon Gekko and Patrick Bateman? Emily Savage talks to Sam McPheeters about his book The Look of the Ruin. In case you were curious about what albums were […]
Let’s say that you were looking to support a notable literary project this week. This week, Kickstarter has projects featured from two of our favorite literary entities, both of which (we would humbly argue) are very deserving of your cash. First, Electric Literature is launching Recommended Reading, which will feature a new story each week (including work from Seth Fried and Ben Marcus.) Extra bonus: one of their incentives is a flask. Not to be outdone, the fine people at Dzanc […]
Morning Bites: Vonnegut’s birthday, seeking out haters, Alex Ross on music writing, end of CDs, and more
Kurt Vonnegut was born on this day in 1922. John Warner, author of The Funny Man, seeks out a reviewer that really hated his book. Electric Literature is a “literary magazine for the YouTube generation.” Don’t forget EL is co-hosting a reading on Monday with Jim Shepard, Colson Whitehead, Ben Greenman, Matt Sumell and Steve Edwards at Franklin Park on Monday the 14th. Sophie Rosenblum on what inspires her to write. Alex Ross talks writing about music. The end of CDs […]
Posted by Jason Diamond Electric Literature issue number six will be available September 15, featuring stories by Matt Sumell, Mary Otis, Marc Basch, Steve Edwards, and Nathan Englander. We should also mention the amazing cover art depicting what looks like the Gorton’s fisherman dressed as a clown, done by Sean Landers.
Yesterday was a good Bryan Charles day. Catherine Lacey interviewed him at HTMLGIANT, and he also told Largehearted Boy some of the albums he listened to while writing There’s a Road to Everywhere Except Where You Came From. Tonight at Housing Works is the big Electric Literature release party for issue #5. It’s free, and probably the only thing worth doing on a Friday night in the city. [Note: Here are highlights from the party on the EL blog] Jezebel […]
Andre da Loba’s eclectic interpretation of author Robero Ransom’s magical “Three Figures and a Dog”, published in Electric Literature No. 4. With music by Tim Leeds.