he said, self-consciously. But for the meantime, he will continue to keep a tally of SN news. And there’s some great stuff out today.
Paul Di Filippo reviewed Sherwood Nation for Locus. Paul Di Filippo is a master-reviewer, and I don’t just say that because I nearly wept while reading his review of SN.
The Sherwood Nation playlist - I created a playlist for the Largehearted Boy site, and it was with particular pleasure that I got to give a shout out to a few of my favorite Portland, Oregon bands, including The Upsidedown, Marisa Anderson, Typhoon, The Golden Bears, and Hungry Ghost.
David Naimon interviewed me for KBOO radio. His podcast contains the whole interview, plus a reading (that got pulled for time-reasons from the broadcast).
The awesome Sue Zalokar interviewed me for Street Roots, read the interview here.
October is start-a-new-novel, think-deep-thoughts, retreat-into-the-swirling-fantasies-of-the-subconsciousness month. Oh, and an Elliot Bay Bookstore reading…!
Had a great conversation (listen here) with Ben Parzybok about his latest novel, Sherwood Nation. Try imagining a world where an American city shuts off water to tens of thousands of its poorest residents, primarily people of color, while golf courses and corporations which also have…
If you’re in Portland, this will be on KBOO at 11am on 9/11.
In which playmobile gets fucking serious.
Lovely new review of Sherwood Nation out by Booklist today:
“Parzybok is riffing on the Robin Hood story, to be sure, but he also layers on some astute social and political commentary, and he’s built a fully functioning and believable future world. Give this one to fans of Adam Sternbergh’s Shovel Ready (2014).”
I assume you’re all fans of David Naimon's excellent interview podcast? I just spent the morning in his studio at KBOO, where he kindly promised to cut out all of my gaffs and replace them with smart lines by some of his other interview subjects, such as Gary Shteyngart, Karen Russell, Lorrie Moore, George Saunders, Kyle Minor, Helen Oyeyemi, and Matt Bell. Awesome. I’ll sound brilliant, I’m sure, if a little odd talking in all those pretty voices.
Also: He claimed to know what every single one of those buttons did, though it was weird how he raised and lowered his chair pneumatically throughout the interview. Anyway! Thanks, David! They were great questions. Interview comes out September 11th.
"And if by some chance you’re not into Bigfoot literature, we also sell crosswords" - gas station book rack, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada. I like this country. A lot.