So much writey goodness in Brow #5 … if for no other reason, get this one for Rob Shearman’s Be of Good Cheer (you know, Rob Shearman, talented British writer, wrote that Dr Who ep, won a World Fantasy Award for his first collection Tiny Deaths – yes, I see you nodding and light bulbs going on around your head, that Rob Shearman). Art! Writing! Assorted miscellaneous goodness. Blurby bits below:
Hey what! It’s Friday, and Brow 5 is up for preorder (ships in a few weeks). What it got??? A chapter from Tom Bissell’s Rome book (out 2012). Twelve new poems by Tao Lin. Michael Hearst goes on tour with The Magnetic Fields. New work by Robert Shearman, Mandy Ord, Glen David Gold, Bryce Wolfgang Joiner, Scarlett Thomas, Angela Slatter, Justin Taylor, Chris Currie, Tony Birch, Krissy Kneen, Blake Butler, n a bourke, and many more.
Art all the way through by James Gurney (Mr Dinotopia) and Renee French. A hundred pages of the best and strangest new writing about Brisbane. And Thomas Benjamin Guerney’s fully acted-out and music-ed sci-fi audio drama: eighty minutes of strict post-apocalyptic rhyming couplets, which Daniel Handler calls “an epic of heartbreak and awesomeness”. TLB5 is a 280-page book + CD.
Better yet, you can subscribe to either side of this issue. Start right now with TLB4 (Spiral Stairs, Heidi Julavits, The Lucksmiths, Neil Gaiman, and 103 others), or finish in December with TLB6, which is an atlas of the world: 246 countries, a bunch of cities, and several made-up places, newly observed by The Church, Douglas Coupland, Christos Tsiolkas, Bodies of Water, and who knows who else.*
POINT OF PURCHASE: www.theliftedbrow.com.
Heaps of live shows coming up all the way into October. Let’s keep in touch. And let’s never land this ROFLcopter! Not when “the giggles” is a renewable fuel.
We feel lucky every day, all thanks to you, and we always hope you’re doing good. This is totally, personally, 100% the book I wish I could get in the mail today and spend all Saturday reading. Works with a coffee. Try it, you’ll like it.
The Lifted Brow.
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