There’s a lovely review of Overthrow in the September issue of Bookforum, which places the novel in the literary tradition and sees in it allegories of queer reading.
Over the weekend, I spoke with Amy Guth of Chicago’s WGN Radio about my recent article in the New Yorker on the history of unions and also, a little, about Overthrow (the segment with me starts at about 6:14).
If you’re in New York, please come to the reading at the Strand on Thursday, September 5, at 7:30pm! Admission is with purchase of the novel or of a $15 gift card.
In episode 5 of the @ParisReview podcast, I read my short story “Envoy” (starts at timestamp 25:30).
On Sunday, at Pordenone Legge, a book festival in northern Italy, my interviewer, Chiara Valerio, challenged me to tell the audience something about Emily Dickinson (one of her poems has a cameo in Necessary Errors), who, my interviewer said, is currently having a bit of a moment in Italy. Somehow, a minute or two later, I found myself singing an Emily Dickinson poem to the tune of “The Yellow Rose of Texas.” And quindi, as the Italians say, when I was interviewed on the radio program Fahrenheit a few days later, the host, Loredana Lipperini, decided to ask me for a reprise, audible with all its involuntary tremolo here, if you click on the word “Ascolta.”
Also while I was in San Francisco last week, Liz Saint John interviewed me for Radio Alice, a CBS station.
I was on the radio in San Francisco last week. Jim Foster of KNEW interviewed me for his program Conversations on the Coast. And I had a great time on KALW’s West Coast Live, where Sedge Thomson asked about Prague’s trams and about cutting away from sex scenes (streamable here, with my appearance starting at about 75:25).