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In this trailer for Scott Sparling's debut novel, Wire to Wire (June), the author talks to his editor at Tin House Books, Tony Perez, about his book, which features a cast of "train-hopping, drug-dealing, glue-huffing lowlifes in a stunning homage to...the American crime novel."
This trailer for Helen Phillips's debut "novel in the form of linked fables," And Yet They Were Happy, published this month by Leapfrog Press, is animated by the author's husband, Adam Thompson, and features music by his brother, Nathan. Vanity Fair described Phillips as a "surreal miniaturist," and critic Michael Dirda praised her book as "a gallery of marvels."
Despite a bestelling novel as its source—and a score that was composed by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood—the film adaptation of Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood, directed by Anh Hung Tran, has been met with decidedly mixed reviews that boil down to: The book is better. The movie was released in Japan and Russia last December and in the UK in March.
About a year ago Dean Young read his poem "Your Super Bookstore Recommends" for Teleportal Readings in Austin, Texas. Earlier this month Young underwent a successful heart transplant, some of the costs of which were offset by the ongoing fundraising efforts of the poetry community.