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Posts Tagged ‘Hari Kunzru’

Mark Z. Danielewski Shares 30-Second Writing Advice

House of Leaves novelist Mark Z. Danielewski shared a 30-second bit of writing advice over at the Knopf Doubleday YouTube page. It is a deceptively simple tip and chance to meet the author.

The video series includes nearly 28 brief and useful interviews other writers, including: Wild author Cheryl Strayed, Gods Without Men novelist Hari Kunzru and The Vanishers author Heidi Julavits.

Who would you like to see interviewed next? (Via Reddit Lit Video)

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What Book Are You Most Excited About This Year?

What book are you most excited about this year? Share your most anticipated book at the 2012 books hashtag on Twitter.

On New Hampshire Public Radio’s Word of Mouth show today, this GalleyCat editor shared the books he’s looking forward to this year. Our list follows below…

Over at The Millions, you can explore a much longer list of upcoming books. If you want to add your own book to our list, just follow our Facebook Your New or Upcoming Book page.

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Asian American Writers Workshop Launches Page Turner Literary Festival

The Asian American Writers Workshop is celebrating its 20th anniversary by hosting the third annual Page Turner literary festival. The all-day event will take place on Saturday, October 29th at Brooklyn’s powerHouse Arena. Follow this link to view the full schedule.

Here’s more from the release: “Multi-dimensional program includes: a staged reading directed by Ralph Peña; artist Wangechi Mutu (MOMA, Guggenheim) talking about immigration; an open mic featuring Jen Kwok (Date an Asian), Negin Farsad (Nerdcore Rising) and others; stories from twenty years of the Workshop; and hard-hitting conversations about Occupy Wall Street, Islam and the West, the rise of China and India, and the national crackdown on immigration.”

The festival will feature appearances by Junot Díaz, Amitav Ghosh, Jessica Hagedorn, Kimiko Hahn, Hari Kunzru, Jayne Anne Phillips, Suketu Mehta, Min Jin Lee, Mark Nowak, Amitava Kumar, Granta editor John Freeman, and Guernica editor Joel Whitney. Attendees will also get a chance to hear from two stand-up comedians, five National Book Award finalists and seven Guggenheim Fellows.

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Hari Kunzru Targets Influencers in Experimental Campaign

British novelist Hari Kunzru will conduct a social networking experiment with his upcoming novel, offering a free copy of Gods Without Men to a group of influential online leaders.

Using the influence tracking tool Peer Index, Kunzru built a list of online influencers who might be interested in the themes of his book. Instead of focusing on a long list of book reviewers, his campaign will target readers in a variety of fields. What do you think about his targeted campaign?

Here’s more from the novelist:  “Peer Index have used their technology (based on eigenvectors, which also form the basis of Google PageRank) to identify a group of influential people who have some connection either to me, or to the themes and ideas in the book. The first list, unsurprisingly, had rather too many fiction writers and book journalists on it, so we weeded it and added some other names. As I say, this is an experiment. It’s a way of testing a hunch about social media, and acknowledging that professional literary journalists (excellent as many of them are) shouldn’t be the only gatekeepers when it comes to literary fiction.” (Via NY Observer)

Stephen King’s Favorite Holiday Movie

As we watch the sun set on a cold winter afternoon, here is some GalleyCatnip to play with…

The Millions’ annual Year in Reading feature launches with book recommendations from Hari Kunzru (author of “My Revolutions”) and Julie Klam (author of “Please Excuse My Daughter.)”

The Mother Reader blog lists 105 ways to give a book for the holiday season.

That Simon & Schuster video feature asks a number of famous authors to talk about their favorite holiday movie, including bestselling novelists like Vince Flynn, Sandra Brown, and Stephen King.

Bookfind looks at inappropriate bookmarks discovered in books.

For the more cynical members of the audience, Flavorpill explores five adult remakes of classic books for children.