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GRAVESEND is nominated for the PRIX SNCF DU POLAR 2017. If I’m reading this right, you can get a free digital copy with an application to SNCF e-LIVRE and you can vote for the prize.

There’s also a great trailer here (the GRAVESEND bit starts at the 50 second mark).

I talked to my publisher & pal J. David Osborne on his podcast. You can also download it on iTunes. Subscribe while you’re at it. One of my few go-to podcasts these days. Thanks for having me on, David.

My story, “Most Things Haven’t Worked Out,” from Mississippi Noir (Akashic Books, 2016) is nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

A couple of new songs by Sean Rowe I’ve been pretty obsessed with this week: “To Leave Something Behind” and “Gas Station Rose”

Kim Morgan on True Romance is one of the best things I’ve read lately. I watched True Romance almost every day in high school. I loved it. Still do.

 

 

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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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Gravesend

My first novel, Gravesend, is coming out later this year from J. David Osborne’s Broken River Books.  Here’s information on the Broken River Books Kickstarter (not the annoying kind), which will help get the press off the ground. An excerpt of the book is up at Vol. 1 Brooklyn. And here’s the amazing cover art by Matthew Revert:

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