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Posts Tagged ‘Tom Robbins’

Blank on Blank Creates the ‘Tom Robbins on Jitterbugs’ Video

The Blank on Blank organization has created an animated video starring Even Cowgirls Get the Blues author Tom Robbins. The video embedded above features outtakes from a previously unheard interview conducted with Tod Mesirow that took place in 1994. In the past, the producers behind this YouTube channel made pieces about I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings memoirist Maya Angelou, Where the Wild Things Are creator Maurice Sendak, and Infinite Jest novelist David Foster Wallace.

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Cassandra Clare, Jim Butcher, & Tom Robbins Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

FireWe’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending June 01, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #3 in Children’s Fiction Series) The Mortal Instruments: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare: “Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother.” (May 2014)

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Novel First Lines Will Tweet First Sentences of Novels For a Year

twitter304Twitter user Dylan Smith has started a new Twitter account called Novel First Lines, on which he will tweet the first line of a novel every day for a year.

The Twitter handle got started on March 1st and will tweet through February 28, 2015. So far tweets have included the first sentences of Post Office by Charles Bukowski, The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley, and Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins.

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Tom Robbins to Publish Memoir in 2014

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues and Jitterbug Perfume author Tom Robbins will publish a memoir with HarperCollins’ Ecco imprint.

Tibetan Peach Pie is scheduled for 2014 release.  Phoebe Larmore negotiated the world rights deal with Ecco publisher Daniel Halpern. Robbins described his memoir in a statement:

Tibetan Peach Pie isn’t exactly your normal memoir, but from the worn hills of Appalachia to the heights of the best-seller lists; from America’s psychedelic underground to the backstreets of Asia, the savannas of Africa, and the studios of the art world, it does lift the curtain on a succession of highly personal magical mystery peep shows.  I suppose it shouldn’t surprise anyone if in both content and style it reads a bit like one of my novels. (Photo via Alexa Robbins)