Paul La Farge: Some Little-Known Facts
September 22, 2015
42 Minutes is Douglas Bolles and William Morgan's podcast about life, the universe, and things like that. This week they talked to me about Dungeons & Dragons and my 2006 Believer story “Destroy All Monsters.” Explore the cellars of my pre-teen heart here.
September 3, 2015
Given how much I have thought about caves (for one gloomy part of Luminous Airplanes), I’m happy to be taking part in this year’s Subterranean Poetry Festival, on September 20, at the Widow Jane Mine Cave in Rosendale, NY. I’ll be reading (or performing?) with Sparrow, Hélène Lesterlin, Jonas Bers, Sam Truitt, hARBOUR with Jack Walls, Ada Smailbegovic, and the event’s inimitable organizer, Bethany Ides. The cave is at 668 Route 213, in Rosendale. 1-4pm. $5. More information here.
April 15, 2015
Two upcoming events:
On Saturday, April 18, at 2pm, I’ll be reading with Greg Hrbek, Michael Ives, and Christina Mengert at the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, to celebrate the literary journal Conjunctions. More information here.
And on Friday, April 24, I’ll be judging a literary deathmatch — having won one, I’m supposedly now qualified to do so — at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s place in Lenox, MA. 8pm; more information here.
April 14, 2015
For several years now, I’ve been working on a novel called The Night Ocean, which is about a mysterious incident in the life of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, and the shadow it casts on the people who have investigated it, in the eighty or so years since Lovecraft’s death. I am very happy to announce that this book will eventually be published, thanks to the amazing editor (and writer!) Ed Park, at The Penguin Press.
All I have to do is finish the book.
September 22, 2014
I have another story in The New Yorker. Actually, it’s the sequel to the story I had there three years ago. It’s called “Rosendale,” and you can read it here.
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