Paul Lisicky

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"What was I telling you? It was something like this: The world was made exactly for us and we'd never have to leave it." Paul Lisicky reads from his novel The Burning House (Etruscan Press, 2011) for Rosemont College's MFA Reading Series. Lisicky's new memoir, The Narrow Door (Graywolf Press, 2016), is featured in Page One in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady

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This trailer for Elizabeth Stuckey-French's second novel, The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady, published next week by Doubleday, is directed and edited by Ben Mekler. Stuckey-French's short stories have appeared in The Normal School, the Atlantic, the Gettysburg Review, the Southern Review, and Five Points

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My American Unhappiness

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Leading up to the publication of his second novel, Dean Bakopoulos is releasing a series of videos titled "Inventory of American Unhappiness." Bakopoulos's novel, My American Unhappiness, forthcoming  from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in June, is the story of Zeke Pappas, the director of a humanities institute in Wisconsin, who is pursuing his life's work: a survey of American unhappiness.

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Nom de Plume

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Next month Harper will publish Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms, in which Carmela Ciuraru tells the stories of more than a dozen pseudonymous authors, including Mark Twain, Isak Dinesen, Lewis Carroll, and George Eliot, and explores the creative process and "the darker, often crippling aspects of fame."

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