Tag Archives: Katherine Dunn

Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2016

I look at this and I wonder why I always feel like I haven’t done jack-squat. Or, at the very least, I could do more. Well, I always can do more. Regardless, here are links to some of the things … Continue reading

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2016 Books Read

I’ve enjoyed myself this year with reading. I have finally bounced back from 2009 and 2010, when I was so out of my mind that I could barely read anymore. (Larry McMurtry describes a similar thing happening to him post-heart … Continue reading

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2010 Paris Review Interview with Katherine Dunn

Over on Facebook, there’s been a public mourning over the death of Geek Love author Katherine Dunn as intense as the passing of Prince. It’s not as huge a population, but it’s as devoted. My friend Mitchell said, “I see … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Katherine Dunn

“I have been a believer in the magic of language since, at a very early age, I discovered that some words got me into trouble and others got me out.” -Katherine Dunn In 2009, a news story emerged from the … Continue reading

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Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve been working on this list for a couple of weeks. I also plan on doing Non-Fiction and other categories in my out-of-control library. Some authors are represented multiple times. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. … Continue reading

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“Last November a young woman tried to snatch my purse on the street. I punched her out until the cavalry arrived. Most fun I’ve had in years.”

An excerpt from an interview with Katherine Dunn in The Paris Review. She has a new short story in this edition of The Paris Review, and if you follow Dunn’s career, then you know this is a huge event. People … Continue reading

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“We Don’t Know Anything About Other People. We Can Only Know Them From the Outside. This Is One Of the Great Joys Of Life.”

So says Irish writer John Banville in this awesome recent interview about his new book that has set my mind spinning. There’s so much in it. So much to think about. There are only a couple of writers today where … Continue reading

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Katherine Dunn On Boxing

Genius writer Katherine Dunn talks about her new book on boxing (which she has reported on for decades) in this recent interview. Her honesty is, of course, startling, raw, and refreshing. She’s brilliant. She makes the rest of the goddamn … Continue reading

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Book Meme: Pick One

Hard to pick one answer for each. Got this from Ted. One book you’re currently reading: I am only reading one. I cannot read fiction right now. I can barely read, if you want to know the truth, but I … Continue reading

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Geek Love In Ink

A pretty spectacular slideshow of tattoos. The slideshow came to my attention because of Book Slut’s post about the tattoo of Leona the lizard girl from Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love: Geek Love is one of the most shattering books I … Continue reading

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