Books are a big deal in Buffalo. From small presses to type foundries to trades events, there is a growing movement to support print, binding, illustrating and the art of reading. That’s why it’s so important to support the Buffalo businesses and non-profits that spread the good word of publishing.
Buffalo’s fiction aficionado and print promoter, Starcherone Books, is constantly on the lookout for innovative prose fiction submissions, upon which it weeds out the best, and ultimately edits, publishes and distributes the books. When you stop to think that this non-profit press publishes such a limited number of books a year (see here), and relies on a small stable of editors to get the job done, with limited financial resources and unlimited passion for the work at hand… this is a Buffalo initiative that we can all get behind.
Mark your calendars for an evening of literary fun and music on Thursday August 15th @ 7 pm | $5 admission | cash bar | food by The Whole Hog truck (they have veggie dishes too). Hallwalls 341 Delaware Avenue, corner of Delaware & Tupper. Here’s the scoop from Starcherone:
“Get cheap thrills from these authors and klezmer music from Ahavaraba, in a benefit to help support the non-profit innovative fiction press Starcherone Books.”
by Alissa Nutting
“Alissa Nutting builds a dark catalog of behavior for her characters and the result is a kind of human bestiary, if humans were programmed to go down in flames, to run themselves aground, to seek ruin on every occasion.
“These fine stories, anthropologically thorough in their view of the contemporary person, illuminate how people hide behind their pursuits, concealing what matters most to them while striving, and usually failing, to be loved.” Ben Marcus, author of Notable
2009-10 Winner of the annual Starcherone Prize for innovative fiction.
Alissa Nutting, according to Cosmopolitan, has written the dirtiest book of Summer 2013.
The Newest Publication by Alissa Nutting from HarperCollins’ imprint Ecco 7/2/13
Tampa: The Sickest, Most Controversial Book of Summer 2013 an interview with Alissa Nutting by Jessica Knoll in the May issue of Cosmopolitan.
“I spent the night before my first day of teaching in an excited loop of hushed masturbation on my side of the mattress, never falling asleep….”
And so starts The Book of Summer 2013, Tampa by Alissa Nutting. With biting humor and enough sexually graphic detail to make this Cosmo editor blush, beautiful, married, 26-year-old middle school teacher Celeste Price unapologetically chronicles her seduction of one of her 14-year-old students.
Warned you it was controversial! The engrossing summer read has the entire Cosmo staff buzzing, so we couldn’t not be the first to talk to the woman behind this twisted tale.
A seasoned storyteller’s work via cut-up method, combining history and naturalist memoir, Niagara Digressions presents land as historical palimpsest, from ancient cave paintings to 1960s mimeographed poetry, the massacre of the buffalo to the manufacture of shredded wheat cereal, and all points in-between.
Everybody thinks they know Niagara, but not this Niagara. E. R. Baxter III is a tour guide who knows the indirect path offers the best views.
2012 Starcherone publication
Just Announced: E.R. Baxter is the Silver Medalist in the Ecology & Environment category (non-fiction) of the Book of the Year Awards, 2013 with Niagara Digressions!