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The Birth of a Novel, and a Novelist, Part 1

Today is the official release day for my new novel, PANORAMA, published by Little, Brown & Co. This is a dream I’ve had ever since high school, and today is truly one of those second beginnings. And I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t hoping that this book will be seen, and […]

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The Time I Did That Thing at AWP

Here now, I confess my greatest AWP sin. I have been that guy at the AWP offsite event, the one who read too long. The one whose 15 minutes turned into 25. In my defense, the event was at altitude. In my defense, I’d literally found out an hour before that my first book was […]

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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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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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