Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Indiana on Silverblatt's Bookworm

"Out of fantasias of the past (Fu Manchu novels, exotic Hollywood films, documents of "friendly" imperialism from the twenties to the forties), Gary Indiana concocts the nightmare present of The Shanghai Gesture, a book that takes the current fashion for apocalyptic dystopias to unprecedented levels of fear and loathing."

Michael Silverblatt, host of KCRW's Bookworm radio show, has interviewed Gary Indiana on his new novel. The interview will air on May 14. You can listen to the show streaming on the web, or download as a podcast shortly thereafter.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Village Voice: The Unlikely Triumph of Two Dollar Radio

"Technically, the small, Ohio-based imprint Two Dollar Radio got its start after a 2003 cross-country car ride, during which fellow NYU graduates Eric Obenauf and Eliza Jane Wood accidentally fell in love. But the independent press really became what it is today on a lower level of Philip Glass's East Village townhouse, where Obenauf came one day in 2006 to court the author Rudolph Wurlitzer. Wurlitzer—a sometime screenwriter (Two-Lane Blacktop) who made his reputation in the literary world with his psychedelic 1969 debut, Nog—was looking for a publisher. Obenauf had just become one..."