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Book in a Box, or Birth of a Novel

Where did you get the idea for your novel?  The question comes up at nearly every reading I’ve ever been to. There’s a human moment, where those who aspire to write (or even those who secretly think that writing a book is easy) want insight into your process. As a guest at a reading once […]

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Home From the War, or a Few Words on Magnum PI and Reboots

Last month’s news about a Magnum PI reboot reminded me of how much I love the original show. Present tense. Last fall, I wrote a letter introducing myself to a television producer and this confession came out: I was the kid who started calculating how many suburban half-acres I would have to mow in order […]

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A Few More Words on Ageism, or the Loneliness of the Middle-Aged Debut Novelist

I wrote a brief thread on this same idea, but after an unruly night of sleep (thanks to my elderly dog) I decided to expand on these ideas. One thing you’ll learn about me, whether here or in my novel: I often have more to say. I’m about to be a debut novelist, and a […]

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Panorama

"Fast-paced, energetic, searing..." --Daniel Alarcón, author of Lost City Radio

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Little Black Daydream

Steve Kistulentz's second book of poems, Little Black Daydream, is a chronicle of postcapitalist America. With a precise ear for the American patois, it addresses the uncertainty of the future at the exact moment when those questions are at the forefront of our culture.

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The Luckless Age

Steve Kistulentz’s The Luckless Age stands at the end of the nuclear era, bridging the Cold War’s age of anxiety and the false hope of “morning in America.” It’s a landscape populated by the forgotten and marginalized, reported from the mosh pit and the boardroom, the bedroom and the bar. Its voice emerges above the white noise of modern broadcasting to paint a portrait of America at once brutal, honest, and yet hopeful at its core.

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