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Blackout: an Interview with Sarah Hepola photo
August 11, 2015 | Interview

Blackout: an Interview with Sarah Hepola

Chloe Caldwell

the defining experience of Western women today is internal conflict

Anger Is Never Just Anger: an Interview with Sarah Gerard photo
August 5, 2015 | Interview

Anger Is Never Just Anger: an Interview with Sarah Gerard

Elle Nash

There were tears. When I’m writing about the past, I’m aiming to come to a place where I can feel or understand something that I’ve previously never been able to resolve. Or feel something other than anger, because anger is never just anger.

My God This Piece of Shit World Sure is Pretty Sometimes: An Interview with Kevin Maloney photo
July 10, 2015 | Interview

My God This Piece of Shit World Sure is Pretty Sometimes: An Interview with Kevin Maloney

Pat Siebel

I began reading a PDF of Cult of Loretta, but stopped a few... more

Non-Reader Spotlight: Rebecca Klaes, Part 2 photo
July 6, 2015 | Non-Reader Spotlight

Non-Reader Spotlight: Rebecca Klaes, Part 2

Rebecca and I read Atul Gawande's Being Mortal and talked about it.

Non-Reader Spotlight: Rebecca Klaes, Part 1 photo
June 17, 2015 | Non-Reader Spotlight

Non-Reader Spotlight: Rebecca Klaes, Part 1

Going to school full-time and raising two kids definitely involves a lot of reading, but does it make you a reader?

What a Weird Game of Dominoes: A Conversation with Alex Jiang  photo
June 12, 2015 | Lazy Wolf, Interview

What a Weird Game of Dominoes: A Conversation with Alex Jiang 

Pat Siebel

Last fall, Aaron tweeted something about accepting a few comics from a nine... more

Non-Reader Spotlight: Elizabeth Olson, Part 1 photo
June 4, 2015 | Non-Reader Spotlight

Non-Reader Spotlight: Elizabeth Olson, Part 1

With all of these other endeavors, Elizabeth's reading life has changed markedly, and she was kind enough to talk to me about it.

Non-Reader Spotlight: Seth Fein and Justine Bursoni, Part 1 photo
May 22, 2015 | Non-Reader Spotlight

Non-Reader Spotlight: Seth Fein and Justine Bursoni, Part 1

How do two cultural dynamos get away with never reading?

Non-Reader Spotlight: Bot or Not? photo
May 2, 2015 | Non-Reader Spotlight

Non-Reader Spotlight: Bot or Not?

Jac Jemc

“Surely there are lonely people out there who would like to talk to me about the books they ignore.”

Bipolar Cowboys: Noah Cicero in conversation with Juliet Escoria photo
February 16, 2015 | Interview

Bipolar Cowboys: Noah Cicero in conversation with Juliet Escoria

Juliet Escoria

The Noah Cicero who answered Juliet Escoria’s questions, he is already gone and to take it farther he wasn’t even there before he answered the questions. The Noah Cicero that answered the questions was only that Noah Cicero.

She Scares Me a Little: An Interview with Laird Hunt photo
January 20, 2015 | Interview

She Scares Me a Little: An Interview with Laird Hunt

Joseph Riippi

There was something so sublimely satisfying about reading Laird Hunt’s Neverhome this year... more

I Love You, Apple, I Love You, Orange: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews director Horam Kim photo
January 9, 2015 | Interview

I Love You, Apple, I Love You, Orange: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews director Horam Kim

When I think of mumblecore, I think of Dick Tracy and pornography, low budget films, naturalistic performances, Andrew Bujalski, and pimples. We never set out to make any particular type or genre of film. We just wanted to make our film.

More Extreme: Talking with Lance Olsen on FC2's 40th Birthday photo
November 17, 2014 | Interview

More Extreme: Talking with Lance Olsen on FC2's 40th Birthday

Rachel Levy

Founded in 1974, FC2 is one of America’s best-known ongoing literary... more

Bow Down Bitches, or, What Makes a Catchy Headline: an interview with Elizabeth Ellen photo
November 16, 2014 | Interview

Bow Down Bitches, or, What Makes a Catchy Headline: an interview with Elizabeth Ellen

Elizabeth Ellen

This isn’t an apology. I’m not a celebrity. 

The Challenge: An Interview with Litsa Dremousis on Writing about Death, Grief, and Getting Better photo
October 27, 2014 | Interview

The Challenge: An Interview with Litsa Dremousis on Writing about Death, Grief, and Getting Better

Matthew Simmons (@matthewjsimmons)

Here's the full disclosure: A few months ago,... more

"[I] Feel Like The Queen Of Laughing At Fucked Up Things" photo
September 30, 2014 | Interview

"[I] Feel Like The Queen Of Laughing At Fucked Up Things"

Jordan Castro

An Interview With Mallory Whitten, "one of the realest people" Jordan has ever met.

The Art of Music Fiction photo
September 26, 2014 | The Art of...

The Art of Music Fiction

Aaron Burch

Earlier this year, Tobias Carroll interviewed me and asked, “Your previous book, How to Predict the Weather, had... more

Realism Seems So Much Harder: A Conversation with James Sutter photo
September 23, 2014 | Interview

Realism Seems So Much Harder: A Conversation with James Sutter

Matthew Simmons (@matthewjsimmons)

A few months back, I got the opportunity to (once again) indulge the teenage... more

elizabeth ellen calls aaron burch on all his shit photo
September 5, 2014 | Interview

elizabeth ellen calls aaron burch on all his shit

Elizabeth Ellen

let’s start with my most pressing question, one you haven’t answered IRL: WHY DID YOU TURN DOWN BRAD LISTI?

A Bum is the Main Human Vocation: Joe Sacksteder Interviews Sean Kilpatrick photo
July 1, 2014 | Interview

A Bum is the Main Human Vocation: Joe Sacksteder Interviews Sean Kilpatrick

Joe Sacksteder

And here comes this very small girl – this fairly attractive small girl – getting real thug with me suddenly. Suddenly thug. This petite white girl getting suddenly thug. And she physically pushed me saying “Wrong fucking pile!” She was angry about this pile. 

Time and Resonance: An Interview with Shane Jones photo
June 25, 2014 | Interview

Time and Resonance: An Interview with Shane Jones

J.A. Tyler

Shane Jones’s Crystal Eaters begins as a countdown. The chapter numbers start at 40 and... more

Brian Allen Carr Interview photo
June 13, 2014 | Interview

Brian Allen Carr Interview

Sean Kilpatrick

Sean Kilpatrick: If you and I could be said to exist outside ye old literary camps, and I think our flags remain hygienic... more

Jason Ockert Interview photo
June 6, 2014 | Interview

Jason Ockert Interview

Patrick Siebel

Following his debut collection, Rabbit Punches (Low Fidelity Press, 2006), Neighbors of Nothing (Dzanc, 2013) marks Jason... more

An Interview with Jenny Offill photo
May 29, 2014 | Interview

An Interview with Jenny Offill

Mesha Maren

Jenny Offill is the author of Last Things, and most recently, Dept. of Speculation.  In the words of... more

The Art of Fiction the Excuse photo
May 23, 2014 | The Art of...

The Art of Fiction the Excuse

Megan Stielstra

Once I was cool, things would be easy. I’d know how to put on eyeliner correctly. I’d know what music to... more

Recent Books

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Over For Rockwell

Uzodinma Okehi

They say it takes an average person about 10 years to master a given thing. This was my thinking in 1995 when I dropped out of college in Iowa City to draw comics.

 

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Baseball Handbook

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We’ve had the idea and wanted to do some kind of “best of our online baseball issues” for years, and here is one iteration of that book. We’ve been doing it for so long (this year is our 13th!), we have too many favorites, so we made some arbitrary rules...

 

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Selected Tweets

Tao Lin & Mira Gonzalez


"I think I’ve read the most Twitter while laying in bed or on my back, or just laying in places, like in parks or in airports."
Tao Lin

"I feel comfortable tweeting things that I would never feel comfortable saying in a real life conversation, or even in other places on the internet."
Mira Gonzalez