Miguel Syjuco Interview

April 18th, 2010 by Lewis Frumkes

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It begins with a body. On a clear day in winter, the battered corpse of Crispin Salvador is pulled from the Hudson River. . . taken from the world is the controversial lion of Philipine literature. Gone, too, is the only manuscript of his final book. . . So begins “Illustrado,” a first novel by Miguel Syjuco winner of the prestigious Man Asian Literary Prize. Join us as I get to know this much praised young author of great talent.

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Adam Thirlwell Interview

March 14th, 2010 by Lewis Frumkes

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Adam Thirlwell is a literary wunderkind according to British buzz. Politics, his first novel, which was published in 2003, has been translated into thirty languages. In the same year, Granta listed him among its best young British novelists, and the New York Times has referred to him as a “prodigy,” and “unstoppable.” His Delighted States also much praised, won the Somerset Maugham Award in 2008, and The Escape, just out and which FSG has characterized as a swift, sad, farce of sexual mayhem is the reason Adam comes to me. How could I resist a swift, sad farce of sexual mayhem. Tune in and meet Adam. . . at the very least he is a charming young man, and if the force be with him an icon in the making.

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Sam Lipsyte Interview

February 28th, 2010 by Lewis Frumkes

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Sam Lipsyte is a funny man who has written a funny book. The author of the story collection Venus Drive and the novels The Subject Steve, and Homeland, and winner of the Believer Book Award, Sam Lipsyte is taking the literary world by storm with his new novel The Ask. The Ask is the story of a development officer at a small undistinguished college in New York whose life is a series of tragi-comedies. It is hysterically funny, and inventive on every page. Join Sam, who also teaches creative writing at Columbia University, and I as we explore his life and new celebrity in the publishing world.

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Interview with Wells Tower

April 26th, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes

 

everything-ravaged-everything-burnedWells Tower is one of those young, much heralded writers who lives up to his promise.  His stories in “Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned,” many of which first appeared in “The New Yorker,” McSweeneys,” and the “Paris Review” are just a little off beat, just a little bit funny, just beautifully crafted.  Meet him now so that you know who he is when he scorches the literary sky’s in the next few years. 

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Roxana Robinson Interview

February 1st, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes

 

costA recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation; the National Endowment For the Arts; and the MacDowell Colony, Roxanna has written fiction for the New Yorker, Harpers, Daedalus, and Vogue. She also has two novels to her credit. . . Sweetwater, and This is My Daughter, a biography of Georgia O’Keefe. Several of her short story collections have become New York Times notable books of the year.

 

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Colin Harrison Interview

June 1st, 2008 by Lewis Frumkes

 

the-finderColin who is married to Katherine Harrison (The Kiss), and is an editor at Scribner, is a dazzlingly good novelist. One of his recent novels was serialized in the New York Times Sunday Magazine Section.

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