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Joshua Mohr on Recklessness

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Joshua Mohr, novelist and San Francisco resident, sits down with HTML Giant’s Weston Cutter to discuss craft, and his newest novel, Fight Song, in this brilliant interview:

As artists, evolution is important. Learning and growing is important. I want to have the kind of career where I give myself permission to explore all kinds of aesthetics and styles.

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A Stellar Episode of a Stellar Lit Podcast

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If you’re on the lookout for great podcasts about writing and writers (who isn’t?), you’ll want to stick Litquake’s LitCast in your earbuds.

Their latest episode features novelist Joshua Mohr and Guggenheim fellow/Believer Book Award winner Sam Lipsyte, live at San Francisco’s Tosca Café (which, just so everyone knows, is actually a bar, not a café, and is thus somewhat unhelpful when you go there for a reading expecting to be able to snack on a croissant while you listen).

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Fight Song

“Fight Song,” by Joshua Mohr

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Fight Song, Joshua Mohr’s fourth novel, is a suburban picaresque about a character cursed with a name that highlights his own mediocrity and the futility of his efforts: Bob Coffen. In line with the schlubby antiheroes of Sam Lipstye and Gary Shteyngart’s novels, Bob is set in his ways; he is self-loathing but also unable to envision himself as anything but “another half-drunken, lonely, sad, suburban father.”

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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If you were too busy preparing kickass hors d’oeuvres for your Oscars party to read The Rumpus this weekend, we understand, and we’re here to help. Here’s what you missed.

An enchanting comic about an invisible crown by Yumi Sakugawa.

Anisse Gross interviews Joshua Mohr about his latest novel Fight Song and giving every idea, no matter how ridiculous, a chance on the page.

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The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement

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supplement2To bring in the New Year, we had one helluva week at Rumpus Books. Steve Almond confronted “Katie Roiphe’s Big Cock Block,” Joshua Mohr asked why we write reviews in the first place, and Dubravka Ugresic talked about myths and the former Yugoslavia.

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