On May 1, a new book about Philip Ashforth Coppola, who has been trying to preserve the art of the New York Subway system by recreating them in drawings, will be published by Princeton Architectural Press, with a Foreword by Jonathan Lethem. It looks like a real keeper.
In the Netherlands, Dissident Gardens has been translated into an actual garden.
I wrote a (long) introduction, and memoir of friendship, for David Bowman’s posthumously published novel, Big Bang.
This Andrew Rowcroft knows a thing or two.
Why, thank you Chronic City! The feeling is mutual!
This is intriguing, and possibly awkward. A film about him, who is me. He/I looks stressed out in that still from the Metrograph website. Is the film unauthorized? Come and find out.
We’re thankful, Mr. Wood.
No knock on anyone else, but until you’ve been read by John Clute you might not have been read at all.
I always look forward to seeing Rick Kleffel in San Francisco. It’s one of the best conversations a writer on book tour could hope for, and he and I have been carrying it on intermittently for two decades now.
My piece on the wake of the election, from the LRB:
It compared our current situation to a Philip K. Dick novel, among other things.
Then I added a postscript, here:
Twenty years of schooling and they put you on the dayshift.
Thirty years of vomiting cats and they put you in the Beinecke Library.
If the first paragraph of this article were the start of an Adam Curtis film, it would begin with a flat, declarative statement. Something like: “This is a film about a curious afternoon in the summer of 2016, when an American novelist pretending to be a journalist went to meet a British journalist who wanted nothing to do with being called an artist.”
My profile of British Documentarian Adam Curtis
New York Times
Watch HyperNormalisation here:
Jonathan Lethem’s Expat Twilight Zone
Talking fathers, mind-readers & anarchist hamburger joints with the author of the new novel, A Gambler’s Anatomy
Interview with Electric Lit.
“I feel so cruel when I talk about the things I’ve done to this character.”
Interview with Powell’s Books, Inc. about A GAMBLER’S ANATOMY.
The author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude on the inspiration behind A Gambler’s Anatomy.
Interview with Flood Magazine.