Iterating Grace takes to the streets!

Super fans of the tiny mystery of Iterating Grace took to both coasts to drop some inspirational truth bombs on the public. Spreading the gospel of Koons Crooks has never looked so good!

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Posted 01/07/16 Posted January 7, 2016

Well Hello There, Eli Horowitz Profile in Buzzfeed!

We’ve known that Eli Horowitz is some kind of storytelling genius for a while now—as Miranda July says, “Everyone who knows him thinks of him as their secret weapon”—but we’re glad the secret is finally out (we’ve been trying to tell people for years!) thanks to this terrific profile in Buzzfeed by Anne Helen Petersen.The piece perfectly captures much of what makes us so happy and proud to publish Eli. As Petersen writes, “It sounds hyperbolic, but it’s true: He’s radically rethinking the boundaries of narrative and our expectations for the technology that surrounds us.”

Yes, we can confirm: True.

Over the course of the profile, Horowitz opens up to Petersen about his days at McSweeney’s, about the surprise benefits of his carpentry skills and the shortcomings of his homemade dumbwaiter, about the specialness of Sonoma County’s newest socialist restaurant, Russia House Number #1, and about his new book, The Pickle Index, which, she notes, “aims to effectively reconceptualize the book—in its digital and printed forms alike.”

The printed book! That’s where we come in!

We heartily recommend the whole piece to you, not least for the animated GIF of the aforementioned dumbwaiter.

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Posted 11/09/15 Posted November 9, 2015

The Pickle Index: A True Multi-Platform Publication

It’s 2015. We’ve all seen multiplatform publications, right? A paperback book, a deluxe slip-cased hardcover, an app, videos, letter-pressed broadsides. Yeah, The Pickle Index has all that, of course it does, all of it debuting at the same time, today. Yeah, yeah, blah blah. We’ve seen The Silent History and The New World yadda yadda blah blah—what’s this but that a better, funnier, more wholly imagined and exquisitely timed version of all that?

Well, funny you should bring up timing—because you didn’t see center court at Barclays Center on national TV coming, did you? Check it out. And they say the multimedia publishing has never been met. It’ll be a long time before anyone tops this. All hail the creative minds behind the The Pickle Index.

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Posted 11/03/15 Posted November 3, 2015

Hemlock Grove: The Final Chapter

Loved the book? Biting your nails waiting for the final chapter?

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Posted 10/23/15 Posted October 23, 2015

A Double Shot of Love for Amelia Gray

In celebration of GUTSHOT’s first week on bookshelves everywhere here’s a glimpse of some of the passionate praise it’s already inspired.

Buzzfeed Books editor-at-large Isaac Fitzgerald managed to pack his love for GUTSHOT into six powerful seconds (which you’ve at least partially experienced by now—unmute at your own risk), while NPR Books wrote one beautiful literary love letter…

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Posted 04/21/15 Posted April 21, 2015
“Unprecedented and extremely evil…”
Posted 03/20/15 Posted March 20, 2015

Amelia Gray Leads Us Through Her Labyrinth

Amelia Gray combines fable and mythology in her beautifully woven “Labyrinth”—from her upcoming FSG Original collection GUTSHOT—out now in The New Yorker:

“Calm down,” [Dale] said. “Nobody has to go if they’d rather not. To be clear, the labyrinth is known to possess magic. Some say in the center you discover the one thing you most desire in the world. Others claim that God sits beyond the last bend. Individuals must find out for themselves. Go check out the jam contest if you’re not feeling up to it.”

Are you feeling up to it? Then start the story here and keep going.

Accompanying the piece is an interview with Gray by John McElwee, where the two cover everything from the “natural mix of horror and humor” to the power of brevity.

Posted 02/09/15 Posted February 9, 2015

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