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Posts Tagged ‘Starcherone Books’

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Book-of-the-Week Winners: The Consummation of Dirk

Last week’s feature was Jonathan Callahan’s debut, The Consummation of Dirk, and we’re pleased to announce the winners: Raekha (@Raekha) Courtney Taddonio (@ctaddonio) Pedro Ramirez (@pedritpab1231) Congrats! To claim your free copy, please email us at the following address: winners [at] If you’d like to be eligible for future giveaways, please visit our Twitter Page and “follow” us! Thanks to all of you who are fans. We appreciate your support. Let us know your favorite new books out there!

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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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Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, by Alissa Nutting

Alissa Nutting has “story” written in ink on every page of Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, her lively, well-imagined, and jaw-droppingly smart prize-winning debut. Imagine Donald Barthelme writing smart feminine narratives, Mary Gaitskill sans the kinky sex, or Margaret Atwood turning to dry, Colbert-style humor, and you may start to get an idea of what to expect.