I’m one of the counselors at Lit Camp, at Esalen this year.
There was a recent examination of John Darnielle’s novel Wolf in White Van published in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin–focused primarily on the accuracy of regional locations talked about in that book–with a mention of JL’s forthcoming The Feral Detective. Your Aggregator highly recommends Wolf in White Van, as well as the music of The Mountain Goats, … Read more
But before he died, he managed to read aloud the first two paragraphs of Lethem’s short story Using It and Losing It, while being filmed. Ellison comically mangles a sentence in there.
Should you be able to attend the Telluride Film Festival this coming Labor Day Weekend, you will be pleased to learn that JL has been selected as the Guest Director there.
JL’s latest novel will be published in November, but has already been optioned for adaptation by the same producer (now with her own company) responsible for the forthcoming Motherless Brooklyn.
JL has a very wonderful, brief tribute to the late writer, alongside Gary Shteyngart and Louise Erdrich, in The New Yorker. Also, all the books mentioned in it are wonderful, but especially The Street of Crocodiles, the titular story of which was adapted into one of the greatest short films you will ever see. And … Read more
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.
Edward Norton’s film adaptation of Motherless Brooklyn has hit the ground running — as has co-star Bruce Willis, as you can see in this behind-the-scenes clip.
It wasn’t a tiger. It was a raccoon, and so, alas, we are not in Chronic City. (“They do both have black markings.”)
Why, thank you Chronic City! The feeling is mutual! Chronic City recommends Chronic City
Twenty years of schooling and they put you on the dayshift. Thirty years of vomiting cats and they put you in the Beinecke Library. Read more.