Saturday, May 8, 2010
N@B - The Future
Somebody has set up a Facebook page for Noir at the Bar St. Louis. I have too much pride for that kind of thing, but please follow that page and spread the word on N@B events and St. Louis action. There's also a Twitter account - @NoirBarSTL. Jeez, lookiddit - kicking and screaming into 2005.
And of course there's lotsa shit to promote. June 3 we'll be hosting Laura Benedict and Pinckney Benedict whose new book Miracle Boy and Other Stories is coming out in a few weeks. Seriously, if you've never read P's short fiction, well y'atta.
I've been teasing a little bit with hinting at possible surprise guests at N@B3 and now I'm going to go ahead and out our potentials. While Reed Farrel Coleman and Gabriel Cohen are in town the night before and Richard Russo is the night after, (and though we would welcome any of those fine writers to our dirty little get together), it's none of the above. Omaha's finest Sean Doolittle and John Rector are under some serious fucking pressure to make the 50 hr trip to have a beer and read shit. No commitments yet, but feel free to pour on the peer pressure for these guys to just fuckin grow a pair and drive forever to the Lou for this one. (Actually, it's a looong drive - I wouldn't do it if I were them. But I hope they do.)
More N@B events looking for a date this summer - Dennis Tafoya and Tim Lane. And I'd like to give a big thanks brudda to those who participated in N@B before it was a legitimate and attractive proposition - Anthony Neil Smith, Theresa Schwegel, Malachi Stone and Frank Bill whose Donnybrook is racking up some choice blurbs from the likes a Kyle Minor and Christa Faust - (reads) "like Larry Brown on Meth."
Over at Ransom Notes, I'm talking Philip Kerr's awesome nazi bane Bernie Gunther series. Can Bernie please get some love?
If yur in St. Louis next Saturday, rumor has it Ace Atkins will be in town, but I haven't got anything close to confirmation on this one. Nothing mentioned on his website or Big Sleep Books' site either.