Posts Tagged: Dan Sheehan

Notable NYC: 5/13–5/19

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Sunday 5/14: Juliana Huxtable presents Mucus in My Pineal Gland along with Diamond Stingily and Andrew Durbin. McNally Jackson Books, 6 p.m., free.

Wendy Xu, Tobias Carroll, Jimn Han, Jeanann Verlee, and Keegan Lester join the Dead Rabbits Reading Series.

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Domestic Tensions

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For Electric Literature, Dan Sheehan interviews novelist Mark Haddon about his recent short story collection The Pier Falls. The two also discuss why Haddon writes about family and domestic spaces:

When I began writing fiction I wanted to write big novels about big subjects and learned, painfully and slowly, that I had other, smaller subjects where I was at home, subjects that suited me.

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History for the Layman

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Electric Literature’s Dan Sheehan interviews Eagles Prize finalist DW Gibson, whose recent book The Edge Becomes Center explores the gentrification of New York City neighborhoods through the oral histories of those who experienced it firsthand:

I wanted to find a way to make the subject meaningful and alive for the layman… Oral history makes that possible because it gets away from the idea of one person explaining the phenomenon and plants us squarely inside the phenomenon.

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