David recently sat down with the multimedia producer Alfred Schoeninger to record an audio track of his short story “The Guy We Didn’t Invite to the Orgy,” and you can get a free copy by going to this new landing page. Enjoy!
Hey, everyone—check out the cover for David’s forthcoming book The Guy We Didn’t Invite to the Orgy and other stories (due out in February)! And while you’re at it, check out the new page about the book, here on David’s site!
“The point is that we probably still feel the desire to push the world—many of us more than ever in these troubled times—and that we have the leverage to do it. One thing we have learned from this election is that words still move people; they can incite fear and resentment—we’ve heard plenty of those kinds of words, lately—or they can inspire justice and empathy. We need a lot more of the latter.” Check out David’s new piece, “Use Your Words,” on the AGNI blog.
“The fate of other people rests to some extent on my actions, actions that can be either righteous or unrighteous, just or unjust, selfish or generous, lazy or determined. And there’s also the possibility of inaction, whether motivated by cynicism or confusion or disappointment—and that has serious consequences, too. On Rosh Hashanah we contemplate this. And Yom Kippur reminds us that we can’t contemplate forever.” Check out David’s piece “What Will we Seal?” on the Ritualwell blog!
“You apparently have to write a very flawed version of a project before you can figure out how to get it right, or you have to write a fatally flawed project before you can figure out how to get something else right. Either way, you have to fail if you want to get there.” David’s latest blog post: “Those Writer Sundays.”
“Outside/people were at outdoor tables, metal/outdoor chairs, leaning into them like/into cushions.” Check it out: David’s poem “This Happened to Me,” just came out in the September issue of the Thrush Poetry Journal!
“I like David’s work because he writes about talking refrigerators and werewolves and the angst of job interviews—no topic is brushed aside as not being ‘literary’ enough, and therefore the whole weird world is both skewed and made sense of through his words.” Check out this great interview by Katie Riegel, centered around David’s book We Were the People Who Moved!
“The title ‘Between Camelots,’ by the way, comes from one of Max’s life theories, that his life has been a series of perfect situations—like early Camelot—until someone goes and fucks it up by sleeping with the wrong person—like late Camelot. But he’s always going to find another ideal situation, he’s confident, and at Marianna’s party, he’s simply between Camelots. It’s a great credo for being single, and it’s a great title for a story and a story collection, especially a collection that’s about breaking up, living without someone, searching for the next someone. It’s such a great title and metaphor/theme that I’m jealous of Ebenbach for thinking of it, using it, before I did.” Michael Czyzniejewski explores David’s story “Between Camelots” on the Story366 blog!
It’s just been announced that David’s debut novel, Miss Portland, has won the Orison Fiction Prize and will be published by Orison Books in 2017!
Folks, it’s just been made official—the University of Massachusetts Press has given the Juniper Award to David’s new collection of short fiction, The Guy We Didn’t Invite to the Orgy and other stories, and they’ll be publishing the collection next year—stay tuned for more details to come!