THE ORIGINALS SERIES: Shelly Oria + Slothrust

The Originals Series is back on Tuesday, 11/18, to celebrate Shelly Oria’s new book, New York 1, Tel Aviv 0, with host David Rees and a musical performance by Slothrust.

Tuesday, November 18, 7:00 PM

Issue Project Room
22 Boerum Place

Space is limited! You must RSVP to attend.

New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 is on sale November 4th and has been variously described as “dazzling and daring” (Karen Russell), “acutely feelingful” (Gary Lutz) and “fresh as the brilliant shock of new paint” (Honor Moore).

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Posted 10/29/14 Posted October 29, 2014

How to Read a Novelist: The Cartoon!

Our friends at Blank on Blank and PBS have animated the audio from John Freeman’s interview with John Updike, which is collected in Freeman’s new book, How to Read a Novelist.

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Posted 12/17/13 Posted December 17, 2013

The Freeman Outtakes // Siri Hustvedt & Paul Auster

Today’s Work in Progressa weekly missive from FSG—features an exclusive look at How to Read a Novelist author John Freeman’s conversation with Siri Hustvedt and Paul Auster. NB: it’s a very special bonus not included in the book.

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Posted 10/11/13 Posted October 11, 2013

Interview Magazine & John Freeman’s Bookshelf Brain

In which men discuss John Updike, the elusive perfect novel, and “the really big questions.” Check out this great conversation between Interview magazine’s Michael Hafford and How to Read a Novelist author John Freeman. It’s short, but it gets a lot of bang for its buck.

“I’m probably going way out of my league here,” John says, “but even with dissonant music, if you can push through the pain into some deep neural harmony of: ‘This is what life is!’ Harmony of meaning and the sound of language is where the perfection occurs. A lot of novels wax in and out of that thing. Doing the work, moving the story along, you feel the intensity wane and you have a time to doze. The ones where you’re glued to it the whole time because it’s that intense—those are the masterpieces.”

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Posted 10/09/13 Posted October 9, 2013

Warren Ellis's Dead Pig Collector: An American Experiment

With Dead Pig Collector—Warren Ellis’s miniature masterpiece of love, murder, and the spotless disposal of corpses—FSG Originals embarks on its first digital original publication. On the eve of its launch, Ellis tolerated a few invasive and long-winded questions from his editor, Sean McDonald.

Posted 07/30/13 Posted July 30, 2013