Bookslut Interviews Managing Editor Evan Simko-Bednarski About Founding a Literary Magazine, Violence in Art, and What Exactly is in a Name
Bookslut recently featured a three-part interview with Armchair/Shotgun, and they were kind enough to let us reprint it in full here. We hope you enjoy it! (Photo courtesy of Bookslut) *** Happy new year, Bookslut readers! To launch a literate 2013, we’re pleased to share an exclusive FB page interview with you. Bookslut regular contributor … Read more
In some ways, writing about the newsroom, which I had known on a daily basis for pretty much twenty years, was more difficult than writing about sledding on the mountain in Afghanistan, something I had never done — although I had been in Afghanistan and I had been in a very bad car accident, tumbling down a hill while I was there. I was on a very bad road, as most roads are in Afghanistan, and the Jeep flipped over and tumbled down a ravine. This was in the summer of 2006, and I was injured — it’s a long story, but I wasn’t seriously injured. So imagining events like flying a fighter jet — obviously I’ve never flown a fighter jet — those things were a little bit easier for me than writing about the newsroom.
Ron Charles, book reviewer for the Washington Post (a major American newspaper), has recently stirred up the traditionally calm waters of literary criticism with his “Totally Hip Video Book Review” series. Striking a perfect balance between irreverent and informative, Mr. Charles manages to call out absurd literary trend-ism while still engaging in criticism’s raison d’être: … Read more