Holy Ghost Girl & More

“Jaw-dropping moments” in a Pentecostal childhood. A review of Donna M. Johnson’s memoir Holy Ghost Girl.

Henry Rollins uses a camera as a blunt object.  A review of his new book, Occupants.

“I don’t think of myself as an artist,” he says.  “I’m just a guy who can write.  Yeah.”  Meet Haruki Murakami (1Q84).  Here. Plus a review.

A conversation with the inimitable author and poet Michael Ondaatje (The Cat’s Table).

Good news! Steve Almond has a hilarious new collection out–God Bless America: StoriesHere‘s an interview by Robert Birnbaum.

Zombied out yet?  We hope not.  Otto Penzler’s massive Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!–nearly 60 tales of the living dead going back to 1839–has arrived.  “The rollicking gusto of some of the writing, with its overheated adjectives and over-the-top images, is hard to resist,”  says this reviewer.

Attention, J.G. Ballard super-freaks!  Here is the long-awaited map of all the locations in his fiction. Do not leave home without it.

 

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