Posts Tagged: damascus

The Rumpus Interview with Joshua Mohr

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Joshua Mohr discusses his memoir Sirens, writing for his daughter, and why he values art that trusts its audience.

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Joshua Mohr Reads From Damascus

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At KQED’s The Writers’ Block, Rumpus contributor Joshua Mohr reads a passage from his new novel Damascus. The passage comes from the book’s second chapter and focuses on a man named Owen whose below-the-nose birthmark resembles a Hitler mustache. In case you missed it, here’s the Rumpus review of Damascus, and our interview with Mohr.

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Praise for Damascus

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“The author’s jaunty voice [is] Beat-poet cool…Mohr nails the atmosphere of a San Francisco still breathing in the smoke that lingers from the days of Jim Jones and Dan White, a time when passionate ideologies and personal dysfunction intermingled and combusted.” The New York Times reviews Josh Mohr’s Damascus in their Fiction Chronicle. And in […]

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Josh Mohr Interview

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At Bomblog, Evan Karp interviews Josh Mohr. They discuss Damascus (Rumpus Reviewed here), and Mohr elaborates on his fourth and current project, a second-person comedy. “I was trying to do something that I’d never seen, and whenever you do that, the big debate becomes, Cool I just tried something that’s never been on the page […]

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Damascus Giveaway! (Is Now Over)

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In honor of today’s Rumpus Interview with Joshua Mohr and the Rumpus Review of Mohr’s latest novel, Damascus, we are announcing a giveaway! The first ten people to email their address to eric AT twodollarradio.com will receive a free copy of Mohr’s new book. Get on it! Update: Well, that was quick. All ten copies […]

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #25: Chris Graham in Conversation in a Syrian Taxi

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Mohaned works at a small hotel in Palmyra, a desert town in northeast Syria. On the side, he helps a friend pitch taxi rides to tourists. (Mohaned speaks Arabic and English; his friend speaks only Arabic.) The following is an edited account of our conversation during the three hour taxi journey between Palymra and Damascus.

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