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Before Paul Kingsnorth's debut novel became a bestseller in the U.K., he posted this book trailer on Unbound, a crowdfunding website for publishing, to ask for pledges. The Wake was longlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize, the first crowdfunded book to make the list, and was published by Graywolf this month.
"The Lord gives us trains and we waste those distances / transporting coal," writes Anders Carlson-Wee in his poem "Riding the Owl's Eye." This short film about a train-hopping journey he took with his brother and fellow poet Kai Carlson-Wee will be featured at the 2015 Napa Valley Film Festival in November.
"What happens if you take the fantastic and the historical and bind them into the same book?" The award-winning author speaks with PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown about the mix of magic and reality in his latest novel, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights (Random House, 2015).
"When I was writing the first draft of the book, I was maybe six months into it when the Trayvon Martin killing happened in Florida—that had a really powerful impact on me and on the book." Matt Bell, who is featured in the "The Way of the Workshop" in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, talks about his new novel, Scrapper (Soho Press, 2015).