Hobart 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…)
Prizewinning novelist Jen Michalski, whose book The Tide King is garnering rave reviews, will read tomorrow at 11:30am at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans as part of the Saints and Sinners Lit Fest. Insanely good fiction, food, and music sounds like a divine combination! Click here for the schedule, and here to buy a copy of this wonderful book.
Jen Michalski’s prizewinning novel The Tide King will be released next week, and to kick things off, Jen will read an excerpt tonight at 7:00pm on WYPR (and again tomorrow at 1:00pm). Details here. This book is gorgeous and wonderfully strange–the perfect combination. Buy your copy here.
HTML Giant reviews Bryan Furuness’ debut novel, writing “I was first introduced to Furuness – and to Revie Bryson – in a story called “Ballgrabber” that appeared in Hobart 9. Revie surveyed the world of kids in such an irreverent, fresh, hilarious way that I filed Furuness’s name away and vowed to read his first novel whenever it came out. I read Lost Episodes in three days, and that same irreverent freshness was there to remind me why I’d been anxiously awaiting its release.” Read the entire review here, and grab your copy of this fantastic book here.
We’re thrilled to post the finalists and semi-finalists of the 2013 Big Moose Prize! It’s always difficult to narrow down the excellent submissions we receive, and this year was especially tough. Congratulations to everyone selected; winner will be announced next month.
1. The Good Girl: A Novel – Angela Jane Fountas
2. Lesson Plans – Suzanne Greenberg
3. Leave a Crooked Path – Simone Hanson
4. Reclamation – Doug Heckman
5. The Button Field – Gail Husch
6. Hungry Town – Jason Kapcala
7. Let Me See It – James Magruder
8. Where the Birds Go to Die – Sean Padraic McCarthy
9. The Last Will & Testament of Zelda McFigg – Betsy Robinson
10. Via Dei – Lones Sieber
1. A Robot with a Penis Is No Man – Josef Benson
2. Message Stick – Laine Cunningham
3. Prosperity – Jenna Leigh Evans
4. In Ohio – Brad Felver
5. Vinegar Lake – 99 Hooker
6. Where People Go When They Disappear – Victoria Kelly
7. The Gypsies – Margo Littell
8. Children and Lunatics – Megan McNamer
9. A Tree Born Crooked – Steph Post
10. Back Tracks – Doug Wagner
“Like an imperfect gemstone, Baltimore’s real value lies in it being one of a kind.” Prizewinning novelist Jen Michalski gives us a tour of her literary Baltimore in a charming piece in Poets & Writers. Click here to read the entire essay, and don’t forget to order a copy of The Tide King, due out next month.