“I honestly have problems reading classics because of the setting and time frame, reading involves imagination, and I’d much rather imagine things in the present rather than force myself to live in a time where I don’t know what existed.”
Wherein I Change Jokes About Ohio Football Teams into Jokes About New York Magazines
|Q:||Why can't New York magazine put out a great issue every week anymore?|
|A:||Because then the New York Times Magazine would want to!|
I’ll be taking over the @HarperCollins Twitter account today from 1-4 EST. Hit me with any questions you have.— Richard Kadrey (@Richard_Kadrey)
In a very scary Twitter takeover later today, Sandman Slim creator Richard Kadrey will be taking, um, possession of the HarperCollins Twitter acccount. His latest, a YA novel called Dead Set, comes out next week, just in time for Halloween.
Not to call a thing good a day longer or a day earlier than it seems good to us is the only way to remain really happy.
Friedrich Nietzsche, MBA
WHY THEY CRIED
"... demonstrates real insight into the way we live now."
"Reminiscent of George Saunders and James Thurber, Why They Cried is a great collection of modern tales."
–Hannah Tinti, author of The Good Thief and co-founder of One Story
"Jim Hanas has a remarkable talent for imagining and crafting uncanny little worlds that make me vaguely nervous. And yet I never want to leave."
–Rob Walker, co-founder of Significant Objects
"A tender and smart assembly of fiction about people trying to communicate—with each other, the world—and all the ways they fail. Fail better, fail beautifully."
–Fiona Maazel, author of Last Last Chance
Jim Hanas is the author of the short story collection Why They Cried (Joyland eBooks/ECW Press) and director of audience development at HarperCollins Publishers.