I’m in New York City this week, but I’m staying out in Jersey with a few friends and we’ve got a 6 month old, so not a lot of time to explore.
So here are 9 literary things I WON’T be doing in New York City…maybe next time!
Sitcom/comedy/now-short-story writer B.J. Novak was on the Bret Easton Ellis podcast. Here’s some stuff I thought about while listening to the interview.
Novak has a new book out, and by all accounts it’s pretty good (I’M #42 ON MY LIBRARY’S WAITING LIST). A lot of his interview with Bret Easton Ellis deals with the shifting formats of literature but also how Millenials / People Younger than Bret Easton Ellis like sincerity more than irony.
Just wheeled back from my desk and took that picture.
If you’re like me and a writer, you’re probably also a reader.
And if you’re like me, too, you have some books on your shelf you haven’t read.
The stories you heard were good or interesting, but haven’t made time for.
I often like what those books represent to my imagination rather than what they actually are.
***Ed. Note: It’s been revealed after I wrote this that the whole thing was a hoax. I’m not upset about that fact, it really did seem too good to be true. I think it still brought up an important debate and that the points below are still valid.
A kerfuffle has erupted in the usually minor world of small press and independent literature.
Surprisingly, this kerfuffle t involves a wildly, huge mega-corporation.
(Does that make the whole issue a large waffle? A falafel? I don’t know).
There’s a lot of talk these days about world building.
I hear about it in interviews–from directors to screenwriters to novelists.
Every fictional development must have a fully functional “world”–think about Lost, or Game of Thrones, Mad Men, and The Walking Dead.