Most Anticipated Small Press Books of 2016!

Few exceptions aside, the most compelling, challenging, absorbing literary art is being produced by small presses and their respective writers. I asked a number of writers, editors, and publishers to send me a list of small press books to look out for in 2016. Below you’ll find my own list, which is informed by Kate Angus, John Cayley, Lauren Cerand, Samuel R. Delany, Rikki Ducornet, Andrew Ervin, Lily Hoang, Sean Lovelace, Scott McClanahan, Hubert O’Hearn, Jane Unrue, and Curtis White.

Below you’ll also find lists from Jeff Bursey, Tobias Carroll, Gabino Iglesias, Janice Lee, Dawn Raffel, Nick Francis Potter, John Reed, Adam Robinson, Michael Seidlinger, Terese Svoboda, Jason Teal, Angela Woodward, and Jacob Wren. All the abovementioned people are small press heroes and great writers in their own right. My thanks to all of them.

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Big Other Reaches One Million Page Views!

One Million Dots (detail) / Robert Barry. 1968

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Recommending Books Through Sound: A Short Interview with Lawrence English


The idea of composing music for a narrative is not a new one. There’s a lot of history there.  Still, the practice isn’t so common anymore.  And even less so—is there a precedent?—when applied to nonfiction.  (If I’m wrong, we can at least agree that the emphasis on literature-inspired compositions and their composers is not as prominent.)

Enter Lawrence English:
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