Little Fingers by Filip Florian is a “novel about a little town and a big discovery.” In present-day Romania, a mass grave, “a torrent of human bones that had not fallen from the heavens like rain, but emerged from the earth near a subsided wall,” is happened upon.
Michael Idov has accomplished three things I have, at some point in my life, wanted to do: he is a features writer at New York Magazine, he wrote a book, and he opened a coffee house on the Lower East Side.
Born and raised in the Yukon, currently based in Vancouver, Ivan E. Coyote is one of Canada’s most acclaimed storytellers. Ivan brings the warmness of her “kitchen table” stories to this interview with Susie Deford.
First sentences, character voicing, mechanics, and tips on how to please the BOMB editors.
Award winning poet, Barbara Hamby, talks about poetic process and her book, All Night Lingo Tango.
Susie Deford interviews poet Denise Duhamel about her new book of poems KA-CHING! that tackles one of the more taboo topics in art, money.
In celebration of Small Press Month, BOMB Magazine presents a serialized audiobook of The Shanghai Gesture as read by the novel’s author, Gary Indiana—writer, actor, playwright, provocateur, and BOMB Editor-at-Large.
Some highlights from the new interviews, including one with Kathy Acker.
Patricia Spears Jones has collected a series of poems inspired by Aretha Franklin’s hat at the Inauguration. Download the pdf to make your own saddle stitched book!
Emily Nonko interview Muumuu House poet Brandon Scott Gorrell.
Salvatore Pane reviews Jean Thompson’s short story collection Do Not Deny Me.
David Archer reviews My Diva, a collection of essays that explores the relationships between gay men and their female heroes.
Monica de la Torre chats with Brandon Downing about his videos and poems.
Annie Dewitt reviews Clancy Martin’s novel, How to Sell.
Salvatore Pane reviews Joe Meno’s touching and hilarious novel The Great Perhaps.
Emily Nonko interviews writer, blogger, and poet Tao Lin.
David Varno on Frederick Seidel’s poetry.
NYU’s English department holds a panel that begs the question, “Is There A Future For the Literary Novel?” Host and BOMB contributing editor reports on the conversation.
Vadim Rizov on the recent publication of David Foster Wallace’s speech “This is Water.”
Salvatore Pane reviews Aaron Gwyn’s debut novel, The World Beneath.
Susie DeFord reviews Poems from the Women’s Movement and wonders about the role of female contemporary poets.
Lena Valencia reviews Geoff Dyer’s Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi.
What was billed as a night of “laughter and thinking” actually was more nervous titters and revolutionary undertones as writers Hari Kunzru and Porochista Khakpour read some subtly inflammatory pieces from their most recent works.
John Wray’s novel Lowboy has been out for a few weeks now, and the media attention has been universally enthusiastic.
Amir Mogharabi created Farimani —an eleven-issue, biannual publication-cum-art project—to showcase collaborations with legendary thinkers in art, theory, and music.
The Man Booker International Prize is awarded every two years. In June, the third prize in the institution’s history will be given at Trinity College in Dublin.
Poet Emily Wilson selected Micrographia as the title of her slim volume of backyard Brooklyn observations.
Set in Cuba during the Special Period, Ruins tells of a middle aged man’s attempts to earn a living, deal with his rebellious daughter, and accept what has happened to his country.