Dec 16, 2010 @ 9:00:00 am
The New York Times has published a short, vaguely squeamish profile of Jaimy Gordon, whose novel Lord of Misrule was the underdog winner of a 2010 National Book Award. “Ms. Gordon, who has a graduate degree in writing from Brown but also spent time working at a racetrack and briefly lived with an ex-convict who set fire to their apartment, has never been very conventional.”
Novelist Rick Moody—who we believe is the author of the best outer-space sex scene ever—and physicist Melissa Franklin recently participated in the Rubin Museum’s “Talk About Nothing” series, discussing Samuel Beckett (and black holes) from a slightly Buddhist perspective.
Peter Handke, the Austrian novelist best-known for his innovative fiction and for his admiration of Slobodan Milosevic, complains about contemporary American novelists and
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