Sunday, May 30, 2010

TRAILER

I uploaded a trailer for Omega Minor on YouTube -- my Flemish publisher asked me to make one to get people interested in buying translations rights. So it's not meant for the general public, which is why the URL is hidden.

But, psssst, here it is.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

FRANCE CULTURE

One of these days I am, really, going to actually write something on this blog.

In the meantime: more French podcast concerning Omega Mineur on Radio France Culture. New metaphor here: the novel is literary rafting.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

LIBERATION

It's likely that some form of review of Omega Mineur is lurking underneath this link, if you want to pay for a full year of Libe (sorry, no accents aigues on this US keyboard). The reviewer is now officially in contention for the heated competition of most misspellings of my name in the span of two sentences (title counts as a sentence!). Still need to figure out what the winner gets.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

L'EXPRESS

Another embarrassingly laudatory review, this time in l'Express. Mysteriously posted on May 21, it says, although it is, right now, May 19.

(Note: It's positively embarrassing to be quasi-called the best living postmodern American author. WTF happened to Pynchon, DeLillo, Gass, Barth, to name a few -- alive, all of them, all of them accused of being pomo, and all of them still kicking, my friends? Plus, nobody in my country of exile gets even remotely hot&bothered by my work -- my reviews are non-existent, my sales equally so, and my speaking fee, while I still spoke, was firmly fixed at zero dollars.) (Not bitter, baby, just realistic. There is in fact much fun in being a retired author and finally reaping some favorable reviews for a book you hardly remember writing.)