Podcast 286, Your Transcript is Ready


The transcript for Podcast 286. The Importance of Friendship, Writing, Great Lipstick, and Romance: An Interview with Jasmine Guillory has been posted! This podcast transcript was handcrafted with meticulous skill by Garlic Knitter. Many thanks. Click here to subscribe to The Podcast → < p class=”wpematico_credit”>Powered by WPeMatico The post Podcast 286, Your Transcript is […]

Podcast 11, You Have a Transcript!


The transcript for Podcast 11. Romangst: September 22, 2011 has been posted! This podcast transcript was handcrafted with meticulous skill by Garlic Knitter. Many thanks. Click here to subscribe to The Podcast → As part of our continued efforts to transcribe all the episodes of the podcast in the archives, we have a new transcript: […]

Frank O’Hara & ‘the Skies of Italy in New York’


The collaboration between Frank O’Hara and Italian artist Mario Schifano is fully realized in the eighteen-page-long Words & Drawings, just published in its entirety in a beautifully designed and printed edition by the Archivio Mario Schifano in Rome. Throughout the book, handwritten words—ranging from intensely lyrical poetic fragments to stray conversational fragments and lists of […]

Staff Picks: Tattoos, Death Grips, and Love Letters


  I’ve long admired Eddie Martinez’s wild, colorful abstractions, but until now, I’d never seen them in person. This week, I saw half of a show at two New York locations of the gallery Mitchell-Innes & Nash. In Chelsea, a block from our office, is a suite of big paintings called “Love Letters.” Each of the […]

Different Forms of Illumination: An Interview with Hermione Hoby


  I ran into Hermione Hoby recently at a studio party in an old Greenwich Village brownstone. It was the last party before the occupants had to move out, the building already sold to its new owner. The windows were open to the January air, prosecco sloshed in plastic cups, everyone kept getting too hot […]

Los cazadores siempre son invisibles: revolviendo el caso Kennedy


Unos investigadores aficionados indagan en los asesinatos de cuatro presidentes de Estados Unidos y todo se complicará cuando desentierren información sobre el caso Kennedy. Una novela que hará caer al lector en la incongruencia de identificarse con víctima y magnicida, pudiendo llegar a comprender las motivaciones de éste. Un magnicidio siempre despierta mucho interés a […]

Francisco Narla gana el primer premio Edhasa Narrativas Históricas


El escritor y piloto gallego Francisco Javier Fernández Vázquez, Francisco Narla en su vertiente puramente literaria, ha obtenido este viernes Premio Edhasa Narrativas Históricas por «Laín. El bastardo», una novela que «atraviesa la convulsa historia de España y de parte del mundo conocido a lo largo del siglo XIII», según el jurado. En la obra, […]

El Booker de Oro premiará al mejor escritor inglés del último medio siglo


El premio Booker, que reconoce anualmente al mejor escritor de habla inglesa que haya publicado en Reino Unido, conmemorará su cincuenta aniversario con un galardón especial, el Booker de Oro, que se entregará a uno de los premiados hasta la fecha. Así lo anunció la fundación Booker en su web, donde se explica que el […]

286. The Importance of Friendship, Writing, Great Lipstick, and Romance: An Interview with Jasmine Guillory


Today, I’m chatting with debut author Jasmine Guillory. Since we recorded this interview, The Wedding Date has come out, and it was a USA Today bestseller – congratulations, Jasmine! We talk about the excitement of pre-release and the stress of balancing book releases with real life, and what brought Jasmine to reading and writing romance. […]

The Peculiar Business of Being Russian-American in Trump’s USA


On the campaign trail, Donald Trump praised Vladimir Putin’s “leadership,” called him “brilliant,” and said he would “get along” with him. For Russian-Americans like myself, this was when Russia came home. “Holy autocrats” and “Father Tsars” have ruled our motherland for centuries, so we can spot the type even when he comes in the guise […]

Camping with Honest George


The American Revolution has returned to Philadelphia. After almost two decades of planning and fund-raising, the Museum of the American Revolution opened its doors last April 19, the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord. Its thousands of artifacts, with the support of the latest interactive digital technology, recount a provocative story of how […]

El escritor Mircea Cartarescu, premio Thomas Mann de Literatura


El escritor Mircea Cartarescu (Bucarest, 1956) ha sido galardonado con el premio Thomas Mann de Literatura 2018, dotado con 25.000 euros y concedido anualmente de forma conjunta por la Ciudad Hanseática de Lübeck y la Academia Bávara de Bellas Artes de Munich, según ha informado Impedimenta, editorial española del autor. La ceremonia de entrega tendrá […]