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High as the Horses' Bridles by Scott Cheshire

Scott Cheshire, author of High as the Horses' BridlesScott Cheshire earned his MFA from Hunter College. He is the interview editor at the Tottenville Review, a co-host of The Workshop podcast, and teaches writing at the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop. His work has been published in Slice, AGNI, Guernica and the Picador anthology The Book of Men. He lives in New York City.

The Workshop

—Episode 4 - David Burr Gerrard

theworkshopblog:

David Burr Gerrard, author of “Short Century”, joins us to talk about politics in fiction, the phenomenon of “sorry not sorry” and sex as a historic act on this week’s episode of The Workshop!

Who is ready to win a crazy amount of books?! (and by the way, I stole all of this language from Julia Fierro…)

The ‪#‎OMGbooks‬ 24 book giveaway starts April 7th with a giveaway of Emma Straub’s much anticipated new novel, The Vacationers.

Details on the overall contest can be found here: http://mirandabw.com/omg

In short: Everyone who enters one of the 24 daily individual giveaways, is entered to win a grand prize at the very end. 

You can enter the grand prize giveaway once per day, which means that some entrants will have their name in the hat for the grand prize 24 times! (Crazy, right?)

Giveaway order:
April 7: Emma Straub, The Vacationers
April 8: Maggie Shipstead, Astonish Me
April 9: Ted Thompson, The Land of Steady Habits
April 10: Jean Kwok, Mambo in Chinatown
April 11: Caeli Wolfson Widger, Real Happy Family
April 14: Mira Jacob, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing
April 15: Cristina Henriquez, The Book of Unknown Americans
April 16: Alexi Zentner, The Lobster Kings
April 17: Courtney Elizabeth Mauk, Orion’s Daughters
April 18: Scott Cheshire, High As The Horses’ Bridles 
April 21: Megan Abbott, The Fever
April 22: Edan Lepucki, California
April 23: Joanna Rakoff, My Salinger Year
April 24: Marie-Helene Bertino, 2 A.M. At The Cat’s Pajamas
April 25: Kevin Clouther, We Were Flying to Chicago
April 28: Roxane Gay, An Untamed State
April 29: Porochista Khakpour, The Last Illusion
April 30: Brian Gresko, When I First Held You
May 1: Courtney Maum, I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You
May 2: Celeste Ng, Everything I Never Told You
May 5: Robin E. Black, Life Drawing
May 6: Nicole C. Kear, Now I See You
May 7:  Julia Fierro, Cutting Teeth
May 8: Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, Bittersweet
May 9: GRAND PRIZE WINNER DRAWN

Click through for more info…

Who is ready to win a crazy amount of books?! (and by the way, I stole all of this language from Julia Fierro…)

The ‪#‎OMGbooks‬ 24 book giveaway starts April 7th with a giveaway of Emma Straub’s much anticipated new novel, The Vacationers.

Details on the overall contest can be found here: http://mirandabw.com/omg

In short: Everyone who enters one of the 24 daily individual giveaways, is entered to win a grand prize at the very end.

You can enter the grand prize giveaway once per day, which means that some entrants will have their name in the hat for the grand prize 24 times! (Crazy, right?)

Giveaway order:
April 7: Emma Straub, The Vacationers
April 8: Maggie Shipstead, Astonish Me
April 9: Ted Thompson, The Land of Steady Habits
April 10: Jean Kwok, Mambo in Chinatown
April 11: Caeli Wolfson Widger, Real Happy Family
April 14: Mira Jacob, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing
April 15: Cristina Henriquez, The Book of Unknown Americans
April 16: Alexi Zentner, The Lobster Kings
April 17: Courtney Elizabeth Mauk, Orion’s Daughters
April 18: Scott Cheshire, High As The Horses’ Bridles
April 21: Megan Abbott, The Fever
April 22: Edan Lepucki, California
April 23: Joanna Rakoff, My Salinger Year
April 24: Marie-Helene Bertino, 2 A.M. At The Cat’s Pajamas
April 25: Kevin Clouther, We Were Flying to Chicago
April 28: Roxane Gay, An Untamed State
April 29: Porochista Khakpour, The Last Illusion
April 30: Brian Gresko, When I First Held You
May 1: Courtney Maum, I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You
May 2: Celeste Ng, Everything I Never Told You
May 5: Robin E. Black, Life Drawing
May 6: Nicole C. Kear, Now I See You
May 7: Julia Fierro, Cutting Teeth
May 8: Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, Bittersweet
May 9: GRAND PRIZE WINNER DRAWN

Click through for more info…

This is not a humblebrag. It is an actual brag (but a self-deprecating one), and an actual tremendous thank you to the Sirenland Writers Conference. The countdown starts today. We leave on Friday, for Positano, Italy (!), and I thought I was excited as I could get, but then I read “Positano,” by John Steinbeck, and I felt very small and very lucky and I want to kiss (on the cheek) everyone involved. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Click through to read Steinbeck’s “Positano”…

This is not a humblebrag. It is an actual brag (but a self-deprecating one), and an actual tremendous thank you to the Sirenland Writers Conference. The countdown starts today. We leave on Friday, for Positano, Italy (!), and I thought I was excited as I could get, but then I read “Positano,” by John Steinbeck, and I felt very small and very lucky and I want to kiss (on the cheek) everyone involved. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Click through to read Steinbeck’s “Positano”…

I’ve had the great pleasure of chatting with the totally charming Bill Cotter about his latest novel, The Parallel Apartments, out now from McSweeney’s. The book is a remarkable and unique and funny and repulsive, even sexy, and all at the same time. Bill is all of that, too. Except for repulsive. But especially sexy. 

Our conversation will be available soon at The Paris Review Daily…

I’ve had the great pleasure of chatting with the totally charming Bill Cotter about his latest novel, The Parallel Apartments, out now from McSweeney’s. The book is a remarkable and unique and funny and repulsive, even sexy, and all at the same time. Bill is all of that, too. Except for repulsive. But especially sexy.

Our conversation will be available soon at The Paris Review Daily…

Happy Birthday, Flannery O’Connor

Milledgeville, GA
25 March ‘61

To Marybennyfactor,

Yesterday was my birthday and in the midst of it arrived a Waring Blender. I am bowled over an under. You only can be the donor of this instrument which makes me speechless. Ah, now my jaw can rot at its leisure. I am at once attracted in the book by something called bourbon balls and if I succeed in producing any, I will send you a sample. Are you coming here for Easter? If so, you can hold some demonstrations. My parent is equally took with it. Mary Jo and Miss White, who do not have one, are coming out this afternoon to see it. Incidentally, did you know it was my birthday?

Happy Birthday, Flannery O’Connor

Milledgeville, GA
25 March ‘61

To Marybennyfactor,

Yesterday was my birthday and in the midst of it arrived a Waring Blender. I am bowled over an under. You only can be the donor of this instrument which makes me speechless. Ah, now my jaw can rot at its leisure. I am at once attracted in the book by something called bourbon balls and if I succeed in producing any, I will send you a sample. Are you coming here for Easter? If so, you can hold some demonstrations. My parent is equally took with it. Mary Jo and Miss White, who do not have one, are coming out this afternoon to see it. Incidentally, did you know it was my birthday?

The Workshop

—Episode 3 - Phil Klay

theworkshopblog:

Phil Klay joins us to talk about masculinity, writing trauma and the uses of the first person in this week’s episode of The Workshop!

Unexpected and generous shout out for HIGH AS THE HORSES’ BRIDLES - from superstar Phil Klay, author of REDEPLOYMENT - in the Financial Times.

Q: “Which books are on your bedside table?”

A: “The FARC: The Longest Insurgency by Garry Leech. I’ve got advance copies of Scott Cheshire’s amazing High as the Horses’ Bridles, and Matthew Thomas’s We Are Not Ourselves, which is incredible. There’s also Willy Vlautin’s The Free and Hassan Blasim’s remarkable The Corpse Exhibition.”

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/ca1690d6-add9-11e3-bc07-00144feab7de.html#axzz2wnTaJtoa

Tree Music:

Everything about this is beautiful: the idea behind it, the generous nature that seems to have birthed it, the physical execution of the machine itself, the dream of the liminal space the music imagines, and the music itself.

I want to own one.

Click through to hear it…

Tree Music:

Everything about this is beautiful: the idea behind it, the generous nature that seems to have birthed it, the physical execution of the machine itself, the dream of the liminal space the music imagines, and the music itself.

I want to own one.

Click through to hear it…

The New Yorker Fiction Podcast:

T.C. Boyle reads Donald Barthelme’s “The School” and the “Game.” 


Click through to hear it…

The New Yorker Fiction Podcast:

T.C. Boyle reads Donald Barthelme’s “The School” and the “Game.”


Click through to hear it…

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