811. David S. Wills
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David S. Wills is the author of High White Notes: The Rise and Fall of Gonzo Journalism, available from Beatdom Books.   Wills is the founder and editor of Beatdom literary journal. His other books include Scientologist! William S. Burroughs and the Weird Cult, and World Citizen: Allen Ginsberg as Traveller. He lives in Kampot, Cambodia. *** Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today’s leading writers. Launched in 2011. Books. Literature. Writing. Publishing. Authors. Screenwriters. Etc. Available where podcasts are available: Appl ..read more
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Three Poems
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    Lines Composed Upon Awaking In James’ Apartment to a Long Disheveled Form on the Couch, Its Head Lolling over the Couch Arm Revealing a Glistening Wig of Curls That Had Me Reaching For My Scalpel Inside My Doctor’s Satchel   Shane and his cheeks are a big old karoake hashtag He’s all like “I look like Kurt Vonnegut” and I’m “No, no, you crashed my lemonade stand with your jet ski You’re a basketball hairdresser Shampooing a wedding cake”  The trail was nutty with buttercups and cardinals When do you sit with your chin Down to your knees, Mr. Moritz? Spill. Any minute n ..read more
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How to Write Action
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3d ago
In the inaugural episode of Craftwork, a new series from the Otherppl podcast, author Matt Bell teaches a lesson on how to write action in fiction.   Bell is the author most recently of the novel Appleseed (a New York Times Notable Book) and the craft book Refuse to Be Done, a guide to novel writing, rewriting, and revision. He is also the author of the novels Scrapper and In the House upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods, as well as the short story collection A Tree or a Person or a Wall, a non-fiction book about the classic video game Baldur’s Gate ..read more
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810. Kevin Maloney
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Kevin Maloney is the author of the novel The Red-Headed Pilgrim, available from Two Dollar Radio.   Maloney is the author of Cult of Loretta and the forthcoming story collection Horse Girl Fever. At times a TJ Maxx associate, grocery clerk, outdoor school instructor, organic farmer, electrician, high school English teacher, and teddy bear salesman, he currently works as a web developer and writer. His short stories have appeared in Hobart, Barrelhouse, Green Mountains Review, and a number of other journals and anthologies. He lives in Portland, Oregon ..read more
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809. Matthew Salesses
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1w ago
Matthew Salesses is the author of the novel The Sense of Wonder (Little, Brown & Co.).   Salesses’ other books include the national bestseller Craft in the Real World, the 2021 finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear, and two other novels. Adopted from Korea, he has written about adoption, race, and Asian American masculinity in The Best American Essays 2020, NPR’s Code Switch, the New York Times blog Motherlode, and The Guardian, among other media outlets. BuzzFeed has named him one ..read more
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808. Bruce Wagner
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Bruce Wagner is the author of Roar: American Master, available from Arcade Publishing.   Wagner has written twelve novels and bestsellers, including the famous “Cellphone Trilogy,” I’m Losing You (PEN USA finalist), I’ll Let You Go and Still Holding), Dead Stars, The Empty Chair, and the PEN/Faulkner-finalist Chrysanthemum Palace. He wrote the screenplay for David Cronenberg’s film Maps to the Stars, for which Julianne Moore won Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014. In 1993, Wagner wrote and created the visionary mini-series W ..read more
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807. Kashana Cauley
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2w ago
Kashana Cauley is the author of the debut novel The Survivalists, available from Soft Skull Press.   Cauley is a former Midtown antitrust lawyer and Brooklyn resident. She is a writer for the Fox comedy The Great North, a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, and a GQ contributor. She’s written for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Pod Save America on HBO as well as The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Pitchfork, and Rolling Stone, and has published fiction in Esquire, Slate, Tin House, and ..read more
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February:  Margot, by Wendell Steavenson
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Available from W.W. Norton & Co. Sign up now to receive your copy! (Sign-up deadline for this title: January 15, 2023.) Subscription Options Select —– U. S. Domestic : $9.99USD – monthly International : $19.99USD – monthly A moving portrait of a young woman’s struggle to break free from her upper-class upbringing amid the whirlwind years of the sexual revolution. It’s the mid-1950s and Margot Thornsen is growing up between a Park Avenue apartment in New York City and her family’s sumptuous Oyster Bay estate, as the presumed heir to her late grandfather’s steel fortune. Stuc ..read more
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806. Sean Adams
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2w ago
Sean Adams is the author of the novel The Thing in the Snow, available from William Morrow. It is the official January pick of the TNB Book Club.   Adams is a graduate of Bennington College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. The Heap is his first novel. *** Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today’s leading writers. Launched in 2011. Books. Literature. Writing. Publishing. Authors. Screenwriters. Etc. Available where podcasts are available: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, etc. Subscribe to Brad ..read more
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805. Dorthe Nors
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3w ago
Dorthe Nors is the author of the acclaimed essay collection A Line in the World: A Year on the North Sea Coast (Graywolf Press), translated by Caroline Waight.   Nors is the author of the story collections Wild Swims and Karate Chop; four novels, including Mirror, Shoulder, Signal, a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize; and two novellas, collected in So Much for That Winter. *** Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today’s leading writers. Launched in 2011. Books. Literature. Writing. Publishing ..read more
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