On The Ecstasy of Influence

Oct. 6, 2004: I met Jonathan Lethem today, but I accidentally made somewhat of an ass of myself.

A Novel Approach, pt. 5, (Pushing Back)

A big part of keeping writing alive for yourself involves pushing back on some of the “lessons” you may have learned from various sources.


Fans of Franz Kafka's bizarre brand of fiction will be pleased to hear about a new anthology of works inspired by the author titled Kafkaesque. My review of the book, which is edited by John Kessel and James Patrick Kelly, went up on The New York Journal of Books this morning. Highlights of the collection…Read more Kafkaesque