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Marc Anthony Richardson,
Author Spotlight

Marc Anthony Richardson's debut novel, Year of the Rat, is currently available for purchase. In Year of the Rat, an artist returns to the dystopian city of his birth to tend to his invalid mother, only to find himself torn apart by memories and longings. Narrated by this nameless figure whose rants, reveries, and Rabelaisian escapades take him on a Dantesque descent into himself, the story follows him and his mother as they share a one-bedroom apartment over the course of a year.

Year of the Rat is the winner of the 2015 FC2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest. Excerpts can be found at the author's website and at his book-page at

"The Trick Is To Have No Trick Up Your Sleeve" -- an interview with Marc Anthony Richardson -- is live at Entropy.

Read Matthew Jakubowski's review of Year of the Rat in Cleaver Magazine.

Year of the Rat is a featured title at City Lights Books: "Marc Anthony Richardson's Year of the Rat is a poignant and riveting literary debut narrated in an unabashedly exuberant voice."

Sarah Blackman,
Author Spotlight

Sarah Blackman's newest title, Hex, is now available for purchase. Discover the otherworldly Hex in a sneak-peak excerpt here!! Blackman is also the author of Mother Box (FC2). To learn more about Sarah Blackman and her riveting work, browse the collection of links below.

"Feral, Exacting, Radiant" --Hilary Plum interviews Sarah Blackman in Fanzine

"A Terrible Thing" in Web Conjunctions and "New Myths for the Republic of Family Life" in Kenyon Review Online.

Reviews of Mother Box in The Kenyon Review Online (by Gabriel Blackwell) and Bookslut (by Shan Wang).

Stanley Crawford,
Author Spotlight

Stanley Crawford's new novel, Intimacy, is now available for purchase. Intimacy is a brief, intense novel charged with the heightened sense of closeness that comes from watching a man’s last hours. Read more about Intimacy here.

Crawford is also the author of Seed (FC2, 2015). Read a review of Seed by Jesse Kohn in The Rumpus.

"Voices in the Countercurrent" - Stephen Sparks interviews Stanley Crawford in BOMB Magazine.

Reading from Seed - Listen to Stanley Crawford read from Seed at the Vermont Studio Center.

"Stanley Crawford in Correspondence with Noy Holland" in The Believer.

"An Interview with Stanley Crawford," conducted by Sean P. Carroll in Bookslut.

Angela Woodward,
Author Spotlight

Angela Woodward's Doctorow Prize winning novel, Natural Wonders, is now available for purchase. Woodward is the author of the collections The Human Mind and Origins and Other Stories, and the novel End of the Fire Cult. Check out her recent work in Web Conjunctions and Two Serious Ladies below.

Read a sneak peak of Natural Wonders by Angela Woodward here!!

"New Technologies of Reading" in Web Conjunctions.

"Saskatchewan" in Two Serious Ladies.

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