Apr 11, 2012 @ 6:30:00 pm
Eileen Myles, Sarah Manguso, Peter Maas, Ruth Franklin, Alison Bechdel, John Wray, Arthur Phillips, and Lydia Millet are among the winners of the 2012 Guggenheim fellowship. A full list of the Fellows is available here.
Galleys of Dan Josefson’s novel That’s Not a Feeling arrived this week with a surprising blurb—from David Foster Wallace, who died in 2008. Perhaps anticipating confusion, Josefson’s publisher, Soho Press, has included an explanatory interview with Josefson admirer Tom Bissell in the galley. Bissell explains that in 2008 he sent the manuscript to Wallace, who then dictated the blurb (“...a bold, funny, mordant, and deeply funny debut”) while playing chess. As for why it’s taken so long for the book to see print, Bissell points to the publishing industry’s recent reluctance to take risks:
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