Welcome to The Lit Pub . . .

Before I say anything else, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Chris Newgent for all of the time and energy he has put into our efforts to bring you the next nine words: WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE LIT PUBI’d like to also thank Matt Bell for his excellent advice during the early planning stages, and I especially need to thank my parents, without whose emotional and financial support this would never have been possible. A big round of applause for the guys and gal at Fuzzco, who helped make our website everything I hoped it could be. Many special words of gratitude to Lidia Yuknavitch, for believing in us before we even knew what we really were. And thank you also to Ethel Rohan, Mike Young, and Ofelia Hunt. Of course, gigantic hugs for the entire crew at TLP for all of their hard work and much-needed emotional support during these last few months (Mike Bushnell, thank you for listening, I am so grateful for your energy; Erika Moya, what would I do without you, seriously, my birthday twin!; Elizabeth Taddonio, you are going to manage the hell out of our community, I know it; Kristina Born, Mark Cugini, David Blomenberg, Nicelle Davis, Jacqueline Kari, Corey Beasley, Jordan Blum, M. M. Wittle, and Dave Kiefaber, I thank you for your belief in this; Richard Nash, Adam Robinson, Kevin Sampsell, Dan Wickett, Zach Dodson, and Michael Griffith, let me tell you how grateful I am for your guidance along the way). And thank you again and again and forever to my parents, who are really the unseen heros behind everything that we have accomplished thus far. Without them, I mean it, this would still be just an idea.

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Big Other Contributors’ News #3

If you are in Baltimore on Friday, November 13, Creative Alliance Moviemakers (CAMM) will screen Dear Everybody, a short film based on the latest novel by Michael Kimball, directed in 2008 by Luca Dipierro. Dear Everybody was the first collaboration between Dipierro and Kimball, who would later start Little Burn Films.
There will be screenings of shorts by Travis Mays, Ryan Thomas, Hunter Nesbitt, and others. The place is The Patterson, at 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. The time is 8pm. The website is HERE. Little Burn Films is HERE.

Luca Dipierro’s solo art show opens in Udine, Italy on Saturday, November 14 at KOBO Shop. The exhibition, which will tour five different Italian cities, is called ALL AROUND MY HANDS THERE IS DARKNESS, and features a selection of Luca’s art and animation films from 2006 to 2009.
At the opening there will be great readings by writer and musician Federico Zanatta and by Alessandro Di Carlo. Federico and Andrea will read some of Luca’s fiction and some of their own.
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1Molly Gaudry went to a mustachio bashio and wore a Fu Manchu cut from Better Homes and Gardens, and then wore another one atop that.

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Christopher Higgs interviews Kristina Born about her new book One Hour of Television at The Faster Times.
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John Madera‘s review of  Sean Lovelace’s How Some People Like Their Eggs appears HERE. And his review of  Suzanne Jill Levine’s The Subversive Scribe is HERE.

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One Hour of Television, by Kristina Born

One Hour of Television

From Shane Jones:

Me and Blake Butler are really excited about our first title, ONE HOUR OF TELEVISION by Kristina Born, being published by our new indie press experiment YEAR OF THE LIQUIDATOR. We’re so excited that we want you to get excited about it and help us get the word out. It helps that the book is fantastic. We just received this blurb from Lara Glenum yesterday:

“To read One Hour of Television is to flip channels between a 50’s science film on the joys of nuclear prowess and a heist-driven road movie set in a late-imperialist apocalypse. In Born’s hands, all social code is a recipe for deadpan horror. Strained domestic tableaus are intimately wedded to carpet bombings and crowd control, and our best chances at intimacy arrive via gruesome medical emergencies. This book is in revolt against language as an anesthesia machine. It’s in revolt against an empire in which any vote you cast necessarily ends up as a vote for genocide.”

So, keeping this somewhat informal, anyone who is interested in reviewing the book or interviewing Kristina (even something really small and laid back on your blog would be great) email me directly and we’ll hook you up with Kristina’s email and an advance PDF readers copy. And if you’re interested in interviewing me and Blake about this little project, we’d be more than happy to.

Thanks everyone for reading this and hope to hear from you soon,

Shane

Editor’s Note:

Read an excerpt HERE.