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The Sleep Garden: An Interview with Jim Krusoe

“I like it when books don’t reveal themselves all at once.”

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Shawn Donley, Powell’s Books

There are so many memorable characters in literature (Humbert Humbert, Rabbit Angstrom, Patrick Bateman). They aren’t however, the kind of people who you’d really want to hang out with.

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Michael: An Essay

Awhile ago, in 2013, on Easter, after finishing dinner and observing it was still light outside, I decided to take a drive to the small hospital where my old friend Michael Woodcock lay dying.

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The Sleep Garden: An Excerpt

To begin: the Burrow is a low mound that rises out of the ground.

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Instead of Sobbing, You Write Sentences: An Interview with Charles D’Ambrosio

With this book, I felt like shaking strangers in the street and saying, Read these essays; they will move you. Instead of doing that, I sent Charlie some questions about writing them.

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The New and Improved Romie Futch: An Interview with Julia Elliott and Rachel Kaplan

Although many people see “sci-fi” and “Southern Gothic” as incompatible genres, combining the two seems natural to me because the contemporary South exists in the same technology-mediated world as other parts of the US, a world in which the internet inundates the mind with diverse forms of information and where the boundaries between science and sci-fi are often blurry.

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Jess Pane, Greenlight Bookstore

A book that I hand sell a lot is “The Boys of My Youth” by Jo Ann Beard. That book stops my heart. I have to pound my chest to get it going again.

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Winter Workshop Buoy: Lacy M. Johnson

As we continue to take applications for our upcoming fiction and nonfiction coastal workshops, we decided to check in with a few of our winter captains to get their perspective on the workshop experience. On the deck, our own Lacy M. Johnson, who will be teaching during Session Two.  Tin House: What can you tell […]

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“Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?”

Fiction: Imagination working on experience.

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Haunted Reading

As I walked the eerily empty streets of downtown Spartanburg the evening before my reading, I imagined good old boys morphing into slimy reptiles, conducting human sacrifices, and wallowing in bloodbaths, their scales glistening with gore.

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The Art of the Sentence: Padgett Powell

“The caterwauling bug song will abate as you do this.” –Padgett Powell

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The New and Improved Romie Futch: An Interview with Julia Elliott

Author Julia Elliott talks about dystopian satires, Southern gothic tall tales, brain enhancements, and fear-hog hunting in this Q&A with her editor.

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The New and Improved Romie Futch: An Excerpt

On a Friday evening in June, stoked by the awesome weather, Chip, Lee, and I were doing tequila shots on the patio of Noah’s Ark Taxidermy.

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St. Mark’s Bookshop

When I was 16 I discovered subculture and went at it voraciously.

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Anmiryam Budner, Main Point Books

They are still touchstones for many women I meet; secret decoder rings of the bookish of a certain age.

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Dryland: An Interview with Sara Jaffe

Dryland launches today!

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Our Endless Numbered Days: A Summer Field Guide

How well do you think you would survive in the wild with only an axe and a knife?

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Dryland: An Excerpt

He laughed. He said, That sign’s just there for the guys who come in to read porn. He made quotes with his fingers when he said read.

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The Scamp: An Interview with Jennifer Pashley

Debut novelist Jennifer Pashley talks about serial killers, Tori Amos, and listening in this Q&A with her editor.

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The Scamp: An Excerpt

One of the twins has his mouth sewn shut.

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Michael Keefe, Annie Bloom’s Books

I would love to spend the day of June 16, 1904 in Dublin, Ireland, looking over the shoulder of Leopold Bloom

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About the Cover: A Hanging at Cinder Bottom

The design process for A Hanging at Cinder Bottom was as smooth as its poker-playing protagonist, Abe Baach.

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On Personal Reconstructions: A Conversation between Sonya Lea & Karen Maeda Allman

The story that you tell in your memoir, Wondering Who You Are, raises some questions about personhood and about identity. What do you think makes us who we are as people?

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A Hanging at Cinder Bottom: An Excerpt

The condemned man wore no shoes.

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Wondering Who You Are: An Excerpt

The night before my husband’s cancer surgery, I stay up to watch him sleep.

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