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Book of the Week: The Consummation of Dirk, by Jonathan Callahan

This week’s feature is Jonathan Callahan’s debut collection The Consummation of Dirk, which was selected by judge Zachary Mason as the winner of Starcherone Press’s 8th Prize for Innovative Fiction and has just been released by Starcherone, an imprint of Dzanc. Callahan’s fiction has appeared in The Collagist, Pank, Unsaid, Witness, The Lifted Brow, Quarterly West, Keyhole, >Kill Author, Used Furniture Review, Western Humanities Review, Underwater New York, Washington Square Review, and elsewhere. Essays on Kafka, Thomas Bernhard, Don DeLillo, Rick Moody, LeBron James, and David Foster Wallace can be found in The Collagist, Wag’s Revue, and here at Fiction […]


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The Qualities of a Great Paragraph, or Endings and Beginnings: Part II of an Interview with Jonathan Callahan

Acclaimed fiction writer Rick Moody continues his conversation with debut author Jonathan Callahan, author of The Consummation of Dirk, which won the 8th Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction, in Part II of their interview. The two writers discuss the qualities of a great paragraph, correctly deployed endings, and more. They have never met.


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The Kind of Sentences I Would Want to Read: Part I of an Interview with Jonathan Callahan

Acclaimed fiction writer Rick Moody speaks with debut author Jonathan Callahan, author of The Consummation of Dirk, which won the 8th Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction, about “conventional” writing, accomplishing something that makes one “feel worthy to be alive,” and influences, among other things. They have never met.



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