Wednesday, November 5, 2014

LA REVIEW OF BOOKS PODCAST

Hello All,

Check it out, ifn you please. Big thanks to Colin Marshall for journeying out to the wilds of suburban Toronto to do the interview.

LA REVIEW OF BOOKS PODCAST

All best, Craig.

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Best American Short Stories 2014

Hello All,

Got me a story in this here anthology. "Medium Tough," published in AGNI. Thanks to those editors who took it, and a big thanks to Jennifer Egan who selected it. Big shock. Big honor for me. Go on and go buy it, now, because there's some mighty fine tales in it.

AMAZON LINK

All best,
Craig.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

French Interview

Hello All,

There's this little woodpecker that's trying to make a home in the stucco of our house. It's a cute little sucker but we've had problems with them before. They drill into the stucco and start living there in a little hole, which I guess is okay; we can share our house with some wildlife, so long as they're living in the lining of the house. But then the squirrels come along and go "Oh, a hole! I can live here!" So they boot the little woodpecker family out and tear a much bigger hole, ripping into the guts of the house and probably having little squirrel communities in our attic. We had to have these wildlife people come by and seal up all the holes in our stucco. Which wasn't cheap. But that's not really the point.

Anyway, I don't want to hurt the little woodpecker, but I don't really want it—and soon, squirrels—living in the stucco again, having squirrel parties or squirrel orgies for all I know. So I sprayed the hose up there and shooed it off. It came back. I sprayed again. We've been doing it all day. I know it's there because I can hear it knocking on the stucco with its beak as I sit writing. I kind of want to just let it live here. Why not? It's a persistent bugger. But I'm not sure if it's got the stuff, the GUTS, to fend off a squirrel when it comes invading. So we'll see.

Here's an interview I did last week in France. It's ... well, it's an interview. I've done a few of them. Maybe I covered some new ground here, mayhap not. Really can't remember anymore.

EDITED TO ADD: WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ENGLISH

INTERVIEW

All best, Craig.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

GRAYWOLF TOUR BLOG

Hello All,

So when Cataract City came out in the US recently, they sent me on a little tour. Forthwith is my chronicle of that tour, posted on the Graywolf blog!

US TOUR SHENANIGANS

All best,
Craig.

Monday, July 14, 2014

CATARACT CITY — BARNES AND NOBLE REVIEW

Hello All,

Well, this is very nice. My immense thanks to Ryan Chapman for the very gracious review. It really means a lot as the book leaks out in the US.

B&N REVIEW

All best,
Craig.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Cataract City Interview at My Bookish Ways

Hello All,

Back from a little tour in support of CC, NY and Boston. My brother and I hopscotching around a few states. A damn fine time. More on that in a bit. For now, here's an interview with Kristin at My Bookish Ways. Many thanks to her for taking the time!

MY BOOKISH WAYS

All best,
Craig.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

CATARACT CITY US READING DATES

Hello All,

I'm coming to the States for a couple readings when Graywolf "drops" Cataract City in the US. They'll be on the 8th of July, in Newtonville (Boston) and the 10th, in Brooklyn.

NEWTONVILLE/BOSTON

BROOKLYN

My brother and I will be road-tripping it together, so we look forward to drinking some US brews and eating some US eats and meeting some US folks. If you are in those areas on those days, free, and willing, hope to see you there!

All best, Craig.