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.
Because after a Cap’n Jazz reunion and a novel by your lead singer, what else is there to do but score a 1928 film about the French heroine/Roman Catholic saint who your band is named after?