A Revitalized Featherproof Books

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:

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The Life of Laurie Bird, Transmitted in Fiction: An Interview with Tim Kinsella

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. […]

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Announcing Tim Kinsella at WORD Brooklyn

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 […]

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