It’s going to be an exciting few weeks, if by “exciting” I mean “playing New Edition for literary types.” (Which I do.)
I’ll be DJing Friday’s Downtown Lit Festival Happy Hour with the sartorially musical and musically sartorial* Mr. Jason Diamond. On deck: early Rapture, Prince, and Evan Voytas. And free beer!
I invite you to stop by Housing Works Bookstore at 6pm, grab a drink, shuffle your feet. And then come back Sunday for all the excellent literary programming.
Shortly after that I’m hosting and DJing Slice Literary‘s annual fundraising gala on Wednesday, April 23rd. Imagine teams of book editors, literary agents, and writers squaring off in a series of party games. There will be humiliation, comeuppance, glory, and probably a Joyce reference. You should come. The list of competitors is kind of insane.
And finally, I’ll be DJing Lit Crawl NYC’s fundraiser in early May. More details to follow…
*No, I don’t mean a piano-necktie. OR DO I?
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I’m very happy to report the first publication from Atavist Books is now available. And how lucky is it that we get to launch with a novella from Karen Russell?
I recommend exploring our Sleep Donation site, which goes deep into a world suffering an insomnia crisis. You can browse the Nightmare Index, take a Sleep Purity Quiz, and read up on the latest updates from the Slumber Corps.
I’ve had to keep this a secret for a while now, and I’m happy I can finally spill the beans. The amazing/famous/talented Chip Kidd designed an interactive cover for our launch title at Atavist Books, Karen Russell’s Sleep Donation. Click here to experience it for yourself…
Sleep Donation is a digital-only novella, arriving March 25th.
Deadspin highlighted a Super Bowl spot that a Georgia injury lawyer aired in the first local block for Savannah residents. Take a look:
I’ve been lucky to obtain a behind-the-scenes transcript of several exchanges from the filming of Mr. Casino’s advertisement.
Director: So you want to literally draw a line in the sand?
Casino: Yeah. But I want it to be EPIC.
Director: Ok. How about with a sledgehammer? Like you draw a line in the sand with that?
Casino: Could the sledgehammer be on fire?
Director: (consults with Production Assistant) …We can do that.
Director: So here are some photos of the church we scouted for the funeral scenes.
Casino: This isn’t exactly what I had in mind. Why we can’t just build a new one?
Music Supervisor: Good news, the band loves the script. They’re going to let you license their song for free.
Casino: That’s great!
Music Supervisor: I know, totally unexpected. So we have a little extra in the budget. Where do you want to–
Casino: (interrupting) Pyrotechnics. Continue reading