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Lutz, Haskell, Sparling, Sparks, Kloss reading in Brooklyn May 31st (published 29/05/2013)

Gary Lutz reading; cat listening

I’m happy to host the following writers at Unnameable Books in Prospect Heights Brooklyn on Friday, May 31st (7pm):

John Haskell is the author of a short-story collection, I Am Not Jackson Pollock (FSG, 2003), and the novels American Purgatorio (FSG, 2005) and Out of My Skin (FSG, 2009). Interview at Stop Smiling.

Robert Kloss is the author of The Alligators of Abraham, as well as the upcoming hybrid text The Desert Places, co-authored with Amber Sparks. His short fiction has been published in Crazyhorse, Gargoyle, Unsaid, and elsewhere. He can be found online at robert-kloss.com.

Gary Lutz is the author of Stories in the Worst Way, I Looked Alive, Partial List of People to Bleach, and Divorcer. Interview with David Winters.

Amber Sparks is the author of May We Shed These Human Bodies, released by Curbside Splendor in 2012, and the upcoming The Desert Places, co-authored with Robert Kloss. Her work has been widely published in print and online and you can find some of it at ambernoellesparks.com or follow her on Twitter @ambernoelle.

Ken Sparling has written six novels. His latest is Intention, Implication, Wind from Pedlar Press. His first, Dad Says He Saw You at the Mall, published by Knopf in 1996 was recently reissued by Mud Luscious Press. Interview with Sean Lovelace.

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Thank you,

Greg Gerke

*** Look out for a new Gary Lutz story in 3:AM this summer


The Missing Links (published 28/05/2013)

Simon Critchley’s suicide note workshop. * Writers’ letters: to burn or not to burn? * Must poets write? * 10 reasons not to be a writer by Matt Haig. * Words written and unwritten by Kevin Reid, George Szirtes and Bobby Parker. * Things coming apart. * Paul Theroux: “It’s very liberating to just disappear, very liberating”. * Raymond Roussel, millionaire: “He makes sport of all Paris”! * Lydia Davis wins the 2013 Man Booker International Prize. * Lydia Davis in conversation with Emily Stokes, 2012. * A 2011 interview with Lydia Davis in Gigantic magazine, 2011. * Ali Smith on Lydia Davis. * Lydia Davis and microblogging fiction. * PennSound audio archive of Lydia Davis readings, 1983-2010. * Lydia Davis’s “Break It Down” read by James Salter. * James Salter interviewed by Stuart Evers. * Gerhard Richter‘s November series. * On Fernando Pessoa, the metaphysical courier. * Steve Jones and Paul Cook interview, November 1977. * Donald Sutherland on Stan Brakhage. * Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment, 1973. * Clash City Rockers: “[T]he chemistry of the four us is so unique. But also each person is the sum of their experiences when they play music. You’re expressing yourself in a way that is not quantifiable”. * Chris Marker and the spiral of time. * A celebration of NOON. * Susana Medina says “no” and “ah”. * Garry Winogrand‘s classic and unseen photographs. * German stereotypes. * Objects lost and found at Grand Central. * Missed connections. * A loose adaptation of Max Ernst‘s La Femme 100 têtes. * When Northern Ireland’s punk history went up in flames. * Keith Haring exhibition in Paris. * Louise Erdrich: “I approach the work as though I’m nothing and the words are everything. Then I write to save my life”. * The philosophy of immortality. * At home with Patti Smith. * Culture is not a thing with an essence; it is continuously in the process of becoming something else.” * The essay, an exercise in doubt. * Ismail Kadaré: “The writer is always to some extent in exile…because he is somehow outside, separated from others“. * Italo Calvino‘s correspondence. * An interview with The Fits. * When Kurt Cobain met William Burroughs. * How long can the ‘Keep Calm’ trend carry on? * Guy Debord action figure (pictured). * The Smiths‘s debut TV interview, 1984. * A 2008 BBC adaptation of JG Ballard‘s “The Enormous Space“. * Harry Matthews: “The Poet as Outlaw“. * Postmodernism and the administration of fear. * Adam Thirlwell podcast at Granta. * Brian Dillon on Eileen Gray: “She produced a pure black lacquered square to be mounted on a wall like a flat-screen TV in 1915 — the same year as Malevich’s more celebrated painting”. * Paul Delany on Vancouver as postmodern city. * George Saunders interviewed. * Alfred Leslie and Robert Frank‘s Pull My Daisy, 1959.

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