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Denis Johnson

Jordan Harper's 'Love and Other Wounds' Revitalizes the Modern Short Story

Steven Petite | Posted 07.20.2016 | Home
Steven Petite

Ranging from the first to third person, and even the rarely pulled off properly second person perspective, Harper has emphatically declared his intent of keeping the short story alive in America.

Claire Fallon

The Book We're Talking About | Claire Fallon | Posted 11.14.2014 | Home

The Laughing Monsters by Denis Johnson Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $25.00 Published Nov. 4, 2014 The Book We're Talking About is a weekly review ...

Denis Johnson Designed His Own Book Cover And It's Weirdly Brilliant

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 11.06.2014 | Home

Rejected Covers is an ongoing series for which artists reveal their inspirations and unused design ideas for popular titles. Below, Creative Direct...

Why Reread?

Scott Cheshire | Posted 12.06.2014 | Home
Scott Cheshire

I've recently been rereading some novels especially meaningful to me, some for a second time, some for a third, trying to figure out why they resonate. For a writer, it's important work.

Jerry Stahl With the Skinny on Fatty, Republican Sun Gods, and Happy Mutant Babies

David Henry Sterry | Posted 02.02.2014 | Home
David Henry Sterry

Jerry is one of those rare writers who goes between Hollywood screenplays and novels. He writes dark subversive stories and he somehow continues to get away with it.

A Belated 2012 Reading List: Some Favorite Titles

Steve Heilig | Posted 04.08.2013 | Home
Steve Heilig

This is something of a belated "best of year" list, although there are some older titles I only got to last year included. An eclectic list, modestly offered -- a bit heavy on books on music, but many others, and perhaps something will strike the interest of other readers.

Memorable Books Of 2011

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.02.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Languishing on a beach chair in my winter outpost by a turquoise sea, I have only books on my mind. Here are a few that have pleased and provoked.