First things first, we’ve got some news about a former Word Riot contributor, Peter Tieryas Liu: Signal 8 Press will be publishing his collection of short stories, Watering Heaven, this October. “The Death Artist,” which appeared here February 2011, is included within the book. Here’s the trailer:
Perhaps you’ve heard by now, Gore Vidal has died at age 86. The New York Times‘ writer Charles McGrath wrote him an excellent obituary.
In 1948 Mr. Vidal published “The City and the Pillar,” which was dedicated to J. T. (Jimmie Trimble). It is what would now be called a coming-out story,
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(Notes From Elsewhere is a roundup of various literary things compiled by Sara Habein, along with news from past Word Riot authors. She makes no claims at being terribly current or the first to know anything, but hopefully you will find something interesting here.)
Happy Almost-July, everyone. Are you melting yet? Here in Montana, we are narrowly avoiding the melting stage, but it’s still pretty hot out. Why don’t you find yourself some air conditioning and soak in these literary links?
Warren Ellis has some good thoughts on being a full-time writer, and more specifically, a full-time comics writer. “Stephen King
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