Both first-rate novelists, Frederic Tuten and Jerome Charyn grew up in the Bronx, meeting as teenagers at the home of Fay Levine, the Bronx’s own Elizabeth Taylor. The two reminisce after the release of Charyn’s novel The Green Lantern.
Novelist Frederic Tuten draws out the two Eric Krafts: the writer of The Personal History, Adventures, Experiences & Observations of Peter Leroy, and his alter ego, Peter Leroy.
Novelist Frederic Tuten is the guest fiction editor for this issue’s First Proof. He describes his selection of five excerpts from five different novels in this introduction. For copyright reasons this content is available in print only.
This First Proof contains the first chapter from the novel Van Gogh’s Bad Café. For copyright reasons this content is available in print only.
English writer Jenny Diski’s Skating to Antarctica, part memoir, part travelogue, created a critical stir of approval upon its release. What her American audience might not realize is that she’s a prolific novelist.
An articulate couple consider separating, an excerpt from the novel Tintin in the New World by Frederic Tuten. This article is only available in print.
Fiction for Driving Across America Listen to Frederic Tuten read his short story “The Bar On Tompkins Square Park,” originally published in BOMB 108, the fifth installment in BOMB’s literary podcast series.
Bernard Henri-Lévy’s new book Public Enemies, is an epistolary exchange with experimental novelist Michel Houellebecq. His 2006 conversation with novelist Frederic Tuten delves into Lévy’s own passionate journey.
Frederic Tuten explores the implications behind Jenny Diski’s new book, What I Don’t Know About Animals. Containing elements of memoir, travelogue, and investigative journalism, the text is also a love story.
Iris Has Free Time, a debut novel by Iris Smyles, combines quixotic zeal with humor and honesty.