The L MAGAZINE Questionnaire for Writer Types:... →
What have you read/watched/listened to/looked at/ate recently that will permanently change our readers’ lives for the better? It won’t improve your life unless you adore literature’s misanthropes, but The Voice Imitator, a collection of (extremely) short parables by Thomas Bernhard, is a wicked gem. Ditto The Map and the Territory, by Michel Houellebecq, his best in more than a decade,...
Mason’s characters leap from the page like the action figures of a kinky pop-up...– Full Stop reviews Paul Mason’s novel, Rare Earth
'New Jersey Is The Whole World' →
thenotes: A playlist for Ivyland at Largehearted Boy.
The New York Observer selects DW Gibson's NOT... →
There’s definitely an element of writing myself out of the darkness, even as I’m...– Miles Klee interviewed in BOMB by Kate Perkins, who calls the book “Not funny ha-ha; more like funny uh-oh.” (via ferrrn)
Sarah, we hardly knew ye
The fuss about “Game Change” brings to mind OR Books’ very first book, released back when we were publishing toddlers: the national bestseller Going Rouge: Sarah Palin, An American Nightmare (yes, that’s “rouge” not “rogue”—for some reason a number of Palinites got confused, and bought the wrong book—our bad). If you didn’t buy it...
"Miles Klee's Coast of Dystopia" in Interview... →
From Royal Young’s great feature interview with our man Miles: “The world is a dangerous place. In Miles Klee’s Ivyland (OR Books), the author vividly imagines a violent future where a giant pharmaceutical company rules most of New Jersey. Spiked with the lusty, random bloodletting of A Clockwork Orange and Orwellian in scope….in short chapters that focus on the various...
OR Books breaches a "new frontier" via Tumblr →
PW talks with the great Rachel Fershleiser about her work with publishers on Tumblr, and includes a mention of OR’s embrace of Tumblr and one of its best users, Miles Klee.
Tweets from Tahrir shortlisted for radical writing... →
The Guardian examines the birth of a new award.
Evil dictator tactics in Cairo...and San...
…and soon, perhaps, coming to your hometown. Last August—borrowing a Mubarak tactic—Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) shut down cell phone service to prevent activists from coordinating protests. Now the FCC is holding hearings to determine whether this sort of thing is acceptable. BART says it should be able to do this when it, BART, determines “strong evidence of imminent...
Elizabeth Warren: coolest politician ever?
Candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. We know, this is not exactly on our theme of publishing, etc. but we couldn’t resist. Quote: “You built a factory out there? Good for you,” she says. “But I want to be clear: you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were safe in your factory...