A few months ago, author Jac Jemc was nice enough to sit down and talk with me about her new novel, The Grip of It, which will be released on Tuesday by FSG Originals. Jac is a unique, talented, and innovative writer. I loved the book, a creepy literary story about a haunted house and the couple who buy it. Our talk is up now at Fiction Southeast!
My story “Volcano” has been published in Jellyfish Review. This story, about bad boyfriends and miracle pills, is one of my favorite things that I’ve written, so I’m so glad it had such a great home. You can read it here.
The Fictlicious Shit Show is a little more than a week away. I’ll be reading with GQ, Steve Trumpeter, Mike Devens, Maria Vortis, and Micki LeSueur. Musicians Liam Davis, Diana Lawrence and Molly Callinan will perform. All at the Hideout next Sunday, January 10th.
I will be reading on January 10th at The Hideout for the Fictlicious reading series. The theme that night will be Shit Show! More details to come.
I interviewed Mary Gaitskill about her new novel, The Mare, for the lit and culture website The Millions. You can read the conversation here.
A short excerpt from the introduction:
“Mary Gaitskill’s singular ability to create characters that are rigid and vulnerable, complex and demanding, has earned her a devoted readership, along with a National Book Award nomination, a Guggenheim fellowship, and a PEN/Faulkner nomination. Her new novel, The Mare, is softer in many ways than her previous books. The characters are easier to root for, but at the same time, Gaitskill delivers the same hard edges; it’s a compelling book, but it’s not easy reading.”