In our afternoon reading: a playlist from Henry Hoke, an interview with Adrian Tomine, and more.
HENRY HOKE is the author of The Groundhog Forever (WTAW Press, 2021), the story collection Genevieves (Subito Press, 2017), and The Book of Endless Sleepovers (Civil Coping Mechanisms/The Accomplices, 2016). Recent work appears in The Offing, Electric Literature, Hobart, Carve, and the Catapult anthology Tiny Crimes. He co-created the performance series Enter>text [enter-text.com] in Los Angeles, and has curated events at the &Now Festival, Machine Project, the Neutra VDL House, and the Poetic Research Bureau. His play, At Sundown, premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and his short film, Taking Shape, screened on HBO. Sticker, a memoir, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons. He lives in Brooklyn.
Henry Hoke’s new novel The Groundhog Forever tells the story of two film students who find themselves stuck in a time loop on a day when they attend a screening of Groundhog Day. Out of that high concept comes a thoughtful, unpredictable book about life in early-2000s NYC, identity, and art. Of personal interest is the fact that Hoke and I are both graduates of NYU’s film program, and reading this book brought back a host of memories. In advance of Hoke’s book launch at Community Bookstore this evening, we chatted about film school and all things literary.
In our afternoon reading: a review of Brandon Hobson’s new novel, an interview with Mogwai, and more.
Weekend Bites: Vanessa Veselka’s Playlist, Joe McPhee, John Langan Interviewed, Henry Hoke, and More
In our weekend reading: a playlist from Vanessa Veselka, an interview with John Langan, and more.
Morning Bites: John Hornor Jacobs, National Book Award Fiction Longlist, Henry Hoke Fiction, Terry Tempest Williams, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on John Hornor Jacobs’s forthcoming book, new writing from Henry Hoke, and more.
Morning Bites: Jana Beňová, Dawn Quigley Interviewed, Previewing 2019, Revisiting “The Magnificent Ambersons,” and More
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Jana Beňová’s new novel, interviews with Dawn Quigley and Henry Hoke, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Sarah Manguso’s new book, interviews with Lauren Elkin and Geoff Dyer, and more.