Posts by Blake Butler

May 7, 2020 | Fiction

Infinite Predator

Blake Butler

Of course there’s little difference between now and any other time, in relation to the unforeseeable aspects of tragedy taking place; it is just as likely that some improbable event occurs here in the restaurant as any other place, including the drive home, during which all it would take is a flick of the wrist from any of the countless passing strangers to change your lives.

May 1, 2009 | Interview

An Interview with Norman Lock

Blake Butler



I see the dates on the work go from 1996-2004. Were these written one by one and then later compiled in a certain order? How did the construction process for Grim

June 1, 2007 | Nonfiction

Redefining All-You-Can-Eat: Our 14 Hour Challenge to Ryan's Steakhouse

Blake Butler

It is 1:38 pm the day after the event and the best way I can think of to describe the way I feel is: food hangover. I'm dressed in the loosest clothing I own with a throbbing, deep-seated headache

February 1, 2007 | Fiction

List of 50 (3 of 50): Defective Database Partition

Blake Butler

1. When I was sixteen I wrote a poem that started: As the years press down, I will remember you.

2. I have no idea who I was talking about when I wrote that.

3. Which means, I guess, that I