Slice and Dice


Jon Reiner

The latest installment of our weekly podcast series features an essay from Jon Reiner. Click here to listen to Jon read an excerpt from “Immortality and the T2000,” which appears in Issue 12: Obsession.

Jon Reiner is the author of the memoir The Man Who Couldn’t Eat, selected as a Top Pick by the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the Daily Beast and winner of a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award for best audiobook. Reiner is also a winner of the James Beard Foundation Award for Magazine Feature Writing. His writing has been published by Esquire, the Daily BeastNPR.comCNN.comDown East and the San Francisco Book Review. Reiner is a Lecturer in Writing at Rutgers University. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

Series curator Tim Mucci has been published by Slice magazine and has done comic scriptwriting for both Dark Horse Comics and Sterling Publishing’s All-Action Classics series. He knows about UFOs, dragons, the occult and other stuff and is excited to be talking about Clark Ashton Smith on his other podcast The Double Shadow. He lives in Brooklyn with his artist wife and cat (not an artist); you can send him donuts via his twitter account: @timx13.

Music featured in the podcast:

ND – Tennis Anyone

Raulin de los Bosques – Hanschen Sei Gut

Raulin de los Bosques – Hoch Hoch

Raulin de los Bosques – Not That Again

Raulin de los Bosques – The Crate Catsby

 

Header illustration by Andrea Sparacio (www.artsparrow.com)

Author photo by Ellen Dubin Photography

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Encounters in Publishing #3: Yes, I Work There and There, by Liz Mathews

One funny thing about where I work is that if you’ve heard of the publisher/my employer, then you’re probably a huge fan of at least one of our authors. Another funny thing is that if you’ve heard of the building where I work, that’s also probably sort of interesting in a “you get to work inside a national landmark everyday?” way.

I am happy to have a conversation with you involving the place where I work or the place where I work. Perhaps the funny thing about me is that either conversation will probably have the same ending.

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Scott Cheshire

The latest installment of our weekly podcast series features a reading from Scott Cheshire. Click here to listen to Scott read “Romantics,” which appears in Issue 12: Obsession.

Scott Cheshire earned his MFA from Hunter College, is a contributing editor at the Tottenville Review, and teaches writing at the Gotham Writers’ Workshop. His debut novel High as the Horses’ Bridles is forthcoming from Henry Holt. To find out more about Scott, visit http://scottcheshire.tumblr.com/.

Series curator Tim Mucci has been published by Slice magazineand has done comic scriptwriting for both Dark Horse Comics and Sterling Publishing’s All-Action Classics series. He knows about UFOs, dragons, the occult and other stuff and is excited to be talking about Clark Ashton Smith on his other podcast The Double Shadow. He lives in Brooklyn with his artist wife and cat (not an artist); you can send him donuts via his twitter account: @timx13.

Music featured in the podcast
Blue Witchcraft – My Boss
Operachina – Nitro
Bent & Broken – Kevin MacLeod
Walking Along – Kevin MacLeod

 

Header illustration by Andrea Sparacio (www.artsparrow.com)

Author photo by Kate Cheshire

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An Interview with Erik Larson, by Celia Johnson

When Erik Larson researched late nineteenth century Chicago for The Devil in the White City, one of his most useful tools was a magnifying glass. Through its lens he pored over old photographs, picking up details that would enrich his portrait of the city. Those observations became a series of verbal pixels that do more than simply describe; they transport. That kind of focus might be called obsession, a trait that permeates Larson’s life, whether he is perfecting a tennis serve or digging through library archives.

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Encounters in Publishing #2: Give Me a Hopeless Manuscript Any Day, by Maria Gagliano

I’ve wanted to be a book editor as far back as high school. I remember a specific conversation over coffee and chicken fingers at the diner with my friend Cheryl. I was telling her I wanted to be an English major when we got to Rutgers, and from there, figure out how to get into book publishing and become an editor.

“That’s cool. What would you do, exactly? Fix punctuation and stuff?” she asked.

“No, I think it’s, like, someone’s job to help people actually write the books,” I said. “I don’t want to get involved in grammar. No way.”

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Mai Nardone

We’re launching our weekly podcast, “In the Telling,” with a reading from Mai Nardone. Click here to listen to Mai read an excerpt from “There’s a Hole in the Ocean Floor,” which appears in Issue 12: Obsession.

Mai Nardone, a current MFA candidate at Columbia University’s fiction writing program, was raised in Bangkok, Thailand, by an American father and a Thai mother. His work has also appeared in the Kartika Review.

Series curator Tim Mucci has been published by Slice magazineand has done comic scriptwriting for both Dark Horse Comics and Sterling Publishing’s All-Action Classics series. He knows about UFOs, dragons, the occult and other stuff and is excited to be talking about Clark Ashton Smith on his other podcast The Double Shadow. He lives in Brooklyn with his artist wife and cat (not an artist); you can send him donuts via his twitter account: @timx13.

Music featured in the podcast
Silence by Larmes
Bubba’s Blues by My Bubba & Mi
The Flowing of the Time by Stefano Mocini
Header illustration by Andrea Sparacio (www.artsparrow.com)

Author photo by Denise Hofmann

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