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John Wray – The Lost Time Accidents

John Wray follows his acclaimed 2009 novel Lowboy with The Lost Time Accidents (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), a rollicking comic novel which follows four generations of an eccentric and physics-obsessed family from early twentieth century Europe to present-day NYC, with many historical and geographical points in between. Narrator Waldemar “Waldy” Tolliver guides us through this

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February 8, 2016

“In the mood to destroy monuments.” A conversation with Amelia Gray

Amelia Gray’s writing is by turns provocative and tender, brutal and sly, hilarious and unsettling. In the 37 stories that comprise her latest collection, Gutshot (forthcoming April 14, FSG Originals), birds are dismembered and landmarks destroyed, couples find new and disturbing ways to keep things fresh, body parts abound, and nothing is quite what it

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April 6, 2015

“I do love a well-orchestrated prank.” In conversation with Arthur Bradford

ARTHUR BRADFORD is one of the most enigmatic figures on the American literary landscape today. Living in Portland, working at a juvenile detention center, he relentlessly seeks pick-up basketball games against younger and more skilled athletes. He wears a “compression sock” on one leg, to combat a circulation problem, so many of these competitors believe

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March 2, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: February 22, 2015

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: February 22, 2015

In this week’s roundup of book news, we look into the archives, both for missing (but still publishable!) manuscripts and for troves of rare books. We also see Amazon get a bit sniffy. It’s all footnotes this week. Are you ready for a fast-paced look at this week’s book news? Read on! FOOTNOTES Faber &amp

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February 22, 2015

“The desire to work has to be fierce.” In conversation with Peyton Marshall

I had a wonderful time interviewing Peyton Marshall about her book, Goodhouse, about the writing process, and about staying sane throughout the cycles of a book. Here’s a passage that I think paints well the constant contrast between beauty and violence in the book: I went silent then, feeling as if I had invoked some

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November 24, 2014

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