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1. Hero & pal Ace Atkins gave a shout-out to Gravesend in the Tampa Bay Times. Thanks so much, Ace!

2. If you’re interested, you can pick up a couple of new stories of mine: “Poughkeepsie” in Needle: A Magazine of Noir and “In the Neighborhood” in Lazy Fascist Review #1.

3. A few recent reviews of Gravesend that have really meant a lot: Nigel Bird on his blog; Matt Andrew in Pantheon Magazine; this Amazon review from Sean Lewis. I can’t remember what other reviews I have or haven’t mentioned here – I’m really grateful to everyone who has taken the time to read the book and review it.

4. Forgot to post this a while ago: My son, Eamon, was the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library Patron of the Week:

5. Forgot to post about this too: About a month ago, Gravesend got mentioned alongside books by Megan Abbott and Laura Lippman in City Magazine Belgrade.

6. Richard Lange’s great novel Angel Baby is out in paperback now. Check out this full page ad in the L.A. Times featuring a blurb from my review of the book.LANGE

 

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Seeking With Groans

I’m going to be in Fayetteville, Arkansas this weekend. I’m giving a keynote, “Seeking With Groans: Revival and Redemption in Walter Mosley’s RL’s Dream,” on Saturday afternoon at the University of Arkansas’s Annual GSE Conference. And I’m reading from Gravesend at 6:30 at Nightbird Books. Really pumped for this. Thanks to old pal Rachael Price for making it happen. If you’re nearby, it’d be swell to see you.

A few other things I’ve been meaning to post:
1. Here’s Gravesend in the window at Square Books. So fucking cool to see (and to have the best cover).
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2. Here’s a noir bookmark the Oxford Public Library made up. Ha. Not sure how I wound up on this list but I’ll take the hell out of it.

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3. Bummed to miss AWP, especially the reading I was supposed to do at Left Bank Books with Scott McClanahan, Noah Cicero, Patrick Wensink, Stephen Graham Jones, J. David Osborne, and a bunch of other great writers. But it was nice to see this shot of David at the book fair pop up on Facebook over the weekend.

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4. Also really swell to see a quote from my L.A. Review of Books review of Richard Lange’s Angel Baby on the cover of the forthcoming paperback edition.

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