Category Archives: fiction

An Interview with Bryan Furuness

Furuness coverHobart recently sat down with novelist Bryan Furuness, whose debut novel THE LOST EPISODES OF REVIE BRYSON was released earlier this year and has basically charmed the pants off of everyone who’s read it. Including the folks at Hobart, who write “It’s a novel that does so much, covers so much ground, succeeds so well at all of it, that it’s hard to come up with a short, pithy introduction for the book. So I’ll just say this: this is a novel that was an intense pleasure to read, one that so successfully rendered and created a world that I wanted to keep living in that putting the book down was miserable.” Click here to read the interview, where Bryan talks about writing, humor, religion, teaching, and more. (And you’d be remiss not to buy a copy of REVIE, available here…)

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Writers on Writing: Jacob Appel

Passages North recently featured an insightful essay by fiction writer Jacob Appel, whose collection SCOUTING FOR THE REAPER will be released this fall–and actually, we’re such huge fans of Jacob’s writing that we accepted additional manuscripts! We can’t wait to share his stories with you.

Upcoming Reading: Tracy DeBrincat

DeBrincat coverSan Francisco: Tracy DeBrincat, whose prizewinning novel HOLLYWOOD BUCKAROO is hilarious and epic, is reading in your city on Saturday, June 29. Be there! (And click here to buy a copy of HOLLYWOOD. This novel is the perfect way to kick off summer.)

Upcoming Reading: Jen Michalski

Michalski cover JPGSan Francisco: Jen Michalski, whose prizewinning novel THE TIDE KING is just-published and already garnering killer reviews, will be in your city this Thursday as part of the  “Why There Are Words” reading at Studio 333 in Sausalito. More details here (and buy a copy of this crazy awesome novel here).

Ron Savage Reads “Dillon”

Savage Front CoverClick here to watch Ron Savage read a story, “Dillon,” from his stunning collection Loving You the Way I Do. (And after you’ve been convinced that Ron is a master storyteller, buy a copy of his book here. You’ll love each of his shorts just as much as this one.)

New Review of THE TIDE KING

Michalski cover JPGJen Michalski’s debut novel–and Big Moose prizewinner–The Tide King gets some love from The Baltimore Sun: “Michalski creates a tale that sweeps history by marrying icons of childhood nightmares such as witches, magic, and children struggling on their own to the icons of adult nightmares: war battles, socially sanctioned violence and murder, success and failure in love, success and failure in connecting meaningfully with others, and the mind-numbing, soul-sucking daily grind.” Read the entire review here, and buy your copy of this magnetic and beautiful book here.

Tonight: Adrian Van Young Reads in NOLA

Van Young Front CoverNew Orleans: The Bayou St. John outpost of the Maple Street Bookstore empire (3141 Ponce de Leon) will host Adrian Van Young, author of the prizewinning short story collection The Man Who Noticed Everything, for a reading at 6pm tonight. More details here. Don’t miss it!