Hello March! Now that the majority of my touring is over, I can relax at home and (hopefully) do some more writing and blogging.
While in New York and Baltimore two weeks ago, Frayn was able to snap some cool pics. My favorites are the ones taken at Adam Robinson’s apartment. Mr. Robinson, as you may know, is a gifted (yes, gifted!) poet, publisher of Publishing Genius Press, and now the host of “Culinary Genius,” a uh, cooking show that um, takes place in Adam’s, um, beautif–err, minimalist-style kitchen. I bet these photos really make you want to see the show, huh?
That’s Joseph Young, author of Easter Rabbit, on the flipcam and Frayn in the mirror. We’re making chicken bacon feta spinach salad.
And here’s Michael Kimball, who hosted my Baltimore event with Jen Michalski, on the other flipcam (yes, this was a two camera production).
I like how Adam is like a headless blur in this photo. It’s like we’re in a Sub Pop band or something.
And then we ate.
But we only had a few minutes before we had to take off for the reading…
In New York, I had two great readings–one at the In the Flesh series…
…and the other at Word in Brooklyn. I was joined by Justin Taylor at both, whose great story collection was recently raved about in the New York Times. We share a publisher and editor. Here he is, the young mastermind, Michael Signorelli, introducing us.
Here’s Mr. Taylor
Earlier that day, we visited him at the HarperCollins offices (conveniently right next to our hotel). We saw this great display of books in the lobby.
And here’s a staged photo of Sig and I pretending to edit something. Or maybe we’re arguing about royalties…
It was a great time. Thanks to everyone who came out.