Any people reading this in Fayetteville Arkansas, Memphis Tennessee or maybe Tulsa Oklahoma? Be alerted that Tom Franklin will be in Fayetteville this Saturday Dec. 4 and reading from Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter 7:30 at Nightbird Books, (205 W. Dickson St.). I used to live in Fayetteville, (as did Tom), and I'm making the trip to see Franklin, (and my family), along with Scott Phillips. If you're anywhere nearby, I'd encourage you to do the same.
Another former Fayetteville resident by who's name escapes me has a new essay about the influence the Ozarks have had on his writing at the Mulholland Books blog. I think it's a big deal whenever he publishes something I can read for free, so I'm glad to see him doing more web stuff. Did anybody else read his latest excerpt titled Blue Norton over at Narrative? Or how about that biographical piece at Granta online last year? Ooh, and don't forget Shitbird, also at Narrative. Good free shit, yo.
And speaking of free shit, you've got a couple more days to leave a comment on this post to win a copy of a Megan Abbott book, (either Die a Little or Bury Me Deep). You know how those Abbott books have that lived in and very sexy look on the covers? Thank artist Richie Fahey for those. Know what? He also did the cover for the New Pulp Press reissue of Gil Brewer's The Red Scarf. That's a damn good looking book. Oh look, we're back where we started.
What? No, FARGO?!
Have a great time at Tom's reading. Give him a big kiss from me. Or not. ;)
Fargo! Great choice. Dammit, I suck
Red Rock West is something I've been curious about for a while -- if it's on your list, I gotta check it out. Thanks for reminding me.
You also reminded me of a bunch of other things I need to read.
Damn it. So much for crossing things off my "to do" list.
Cullen - John Dahl's first three directorial efforts were some solid crime shit. Kill Me Again, RRWest & The Last Seduction - all multiple viewings for me. After that he became a lot more spotty, but I really loved Joy Ride and Rounders was fun. He's had a good second life as a television director too.
My first post here, but I'd like to say... I wouldn't worry so much. If you're imitating those folks' styles, I'd be happy to read your work. :)
For what that's worth.
Thanks Stacey. That makes one.
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