I'm thrilled to announce that Big Giant Floating Head has been selected as a 2019 Massachusetts Book Award "Must Read." It's in great company, too—other recipients include Ocean Vuong, Mona Awad, Christopher Castellani, Whitney Scharer and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Please click here to view the full list of winners.
Wow — I’m so grateful to Joseph Houlihan for his review of Big Giant Floating Head in the new Rain Taxi Review of Books. Mr Houlihan calls me “the next Kafka of the American Idyll,” and says that the novel “captures the precariousness of striving towards intimacy and security in contemporary America.” Click here to order the issue!
My interview with Chris Maccini at Spokane Public Radio will be broadcast as part of tomorrow's Northwest Arts Review program at 12:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) on KPBX 91.1 and again at 3:30 p.m. on KSFC. Please tune in if you can!
Update (11/21): The interview is archived here.
I was thrilled to return to the TK Podcast to talk about my writing process and my new novel with my good friend James Scott. Please click here to hear the episode.
I'm saying a big giant floating thank-you to the universe on the publication day of my new novel, Big Giant Floating Head. Please click here to read more about the novel that Jonathan Lethem calls "heartbreaking and hilarious in the manner of Brautigan and Flann O'Brien, or a Krazy Kat comic redrawn by M.C. Escher" and Mona Awad hails as "hilarious, dark and stunningly surreal."
There's a new story of mine over at Electric Literature, which has been one of my favorite online literary publications for years. Please click here to read "Success Story."
I'm grateful to WBUR's The Artery for giving me the chance to write about Denis Johnson, whose work has been incredibly important to me. Please click here to read the article.
I’m thrilled to have my story “Lady with Invisible Dog” included in this year’s Short Story Advent Calendar alongside work by such fantastic writers as Kelly Link, Laird Hunt and Carmen Maria Machado. If you’re not familiar with the SSAC, it’s a collection of 24 individually-bound stories, so each one remains a surprise until its day arrives. Since LWID is today’s story, you can find an interview with me at Hingston & Olsen and updates throughout the day on Twitter (#SSAC2017). And tune in each day to learn more about the other stories!
More Alive and Less Lonely is featured in this week's New York Times Book Review. "Lethem’s earnestness is satisfying," writes Heather Scott Partington, "but it’s his vulnerability, his willingness to expose his own flaws, that endears." Please click here to read the full review.
Chris Wood was kind enough to interview Jonathan Lethem and I about More Alive and Less Lonely for The Millions – here's what we had to say.
Here's a great interview with Jonathan Lethem about More Alive and Less Lonely in Jacket Copy.
Melville House asked me to write about what it was like editing Jonathan Lethem's More Alive and Less Lonely.