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Wales Celebrates its Rock Star Poet During His Centenary Year The centenary celebration of Dylan Thomas’s birth (born Swansea: October 27, 1914; died New York City: November 9, 1953) – Dylan Thomas 100 – continues in Wales with news of additional multi-disciplinary events being added to the festival’s creative mix. An inspiration for poet-musicians […]
Pietros Maneos produced this beautiful little book based on his correspondence with me (Roman Payne) while I was in Paris, and he was in Italy. I was suffering a summertime illness that kept me in bed and too weak to work on my fifth novel, The Wanderess. He inspired me and helped shorten the sentence […]
|Will Christopher Baer | Roman Payne | Charlotte Roche | Stephen Graham Jones | Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt | Will Christopher Baer Baer’s Phineas Poe trilogy, three loosely-connected novels about their titular dysfunctional detective, ache with Baer’s precise analogies, knife-like turns of phrase, and literary experimentalism that is so à propos as to make the novels unimaginable […]
Ten literary-fiction novels of the 21st century that you may not know, but should. Now, more than ten years into the 21st century, we’ve seen the world change in the political, scientific, and academic fields in ways that few thought possible. Linguistic and communications advances have led to technological progression and easy international interaction, despite […]
Jonathan Littell Introduction to author Jonathan Littell, whose controversial novel The Kindly Ones won two French prizes. It’s not often that writing a novel wins an author citizenship in France–or any other country–but that particular prize was given to American-born Jonathan Littell after his 900-page French-language novel, The Kindly Ones, was awarded two of France’s […]
Review of Roman Payne’s new novel: ‘Rooftop Soliloquy’ “Like Henry Miller’s ‘Tropic of Cancer’, Lord Byron’s story of Don Juan, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and a Paris Travel guide all poured into one great 21st century read. Payne has created a new Parisian mythology.” A modern-day Casanova, with a half- crazy mind and elegant clothing, tramps around […]