9/26/13

The Green Child


I'm very excited to have a blurb (from a review in Tin House) on the back of the new edition of Herbert Read's The Green Child. If you want to learn more about this odd and haunting novel, check out Eliot Weinberger's intro published in Harper's.

9/17/13

social media sundries

- I was named an "essential literary Twitter feed" by Brooklyn Magazine. Gigantic, whose twitter feed I mostly run, was also named. Follow me and Gigantic and everyone else on that list, if you want. 

- Our Gigantic Worlds sci-fi tumblr also got a shout-out on that list. 

- My "Monsters of Modern Literature" drawings from last Halloween were resurrected by Flavorwire.com and Picador's Tumblr

I guess that's it. 

9/1/13

positive about negativity


Electric Literature asked me to pick some of my favorite recent book reviews for their "Critical Hit" column. I decided to pick mostly negative reviews, and spent some time talking about why I think negative reviews are important for the literary conversation. My winners were Emily Cooke, Christian Lorentzen, JW McCormack, and Michelle Dean.