On October 7th, John Freeman kicks off his tour for How to Read a Novelist, when he’ll be traveling the country to chat with all kinds of heavy hitters, from Marilynne Robinson to Richard Russo to Jennifer Egan.
The sorceress (née Laura van den Berg) reads at Fontana’s alongside FSG writers Katherine Faw Morris and David Grand this Saturday (9/14) at 8pm, part of Lit Crawl NYC. Plus a special musical performance by FSG’s house band, The Savage Detectives. What, other publishers don’t have a house band? Weird.
If you like stories (not sure why you’d be on this website if you don’t) and you don’t have the Storyville app you need to download it NOW. Each week they publish one story from the best story collections published by commercial and independent presses. And this week they’ve picked our very own Lindsay Hunter. Get that app so you can read “My Boyfriend Del” (possibly the funniest story in the collection) and get that mind blown. Then go buy DON’T KISS ME for further mind blowing.
The editors over at The L Magazine included Laura van den Berg’s gorgeous new collection, The Isle of Youth, in their fall preview alongside some pretty heavy-hitters (oh hey Coetzee, Cormac,and Sister O’Connor) as well as one of our personal favorites, Scott McClanahan. They also called us their “favorite imprint.” We blush.
We’re always on pins and needles waiting for Flavorwire’s must-read lists—for the month, for the season, for, you know, National Underwear Day—and we’re thrilled to see Wayne Koestenbaum’s My 1980’s as one of their top 10 books for August.