Booked Podcast: Craig Clevenger

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From Booked: Craig Clevenger is the author of The Contortionist’s Handbook (MacAdam/Cage, 2002) and Dermaphoria (MacAdam/Cage, 2005). He is currently at work on his third novel. (photo by Timothy Faust)

Italo CalvinoIf On A Winter’s Night A Traveler
Seth Morgan
Will Christopher Baer
Steve EriksonTours of the Black Clock
William Gay’s books
Mike Hogan – Man out of Time
Rob Roberge

R.L. Burnside – Chain of Fools
Junior Kimbrough – I Love Ya Baby


Booked Podcast: Stephen Graham Jones

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From Booked: Stephen Graham Jones started writing in 1990, in an emergency room. Ten years later, his first novel came out, and, since then, there have been six more, and two collections. It Came From Del Rio and The Ones That Got Away are the most recent books, and Flushboy and Not for Nothing (both from Dzanc) are up next. Jones has also had some hundred and thirty stories published, anthologized, and included in annuals and textbooks. And he still finds himself in the emergency room more than he really planned. Jones teaches in the MFA program at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and has been a member of the Velvet since 2005. More at demontheory.net.

Stephen’s article at Pop Matters: Paranormal Activity and the Pinocchio Complex
C.J. Box
Charles McCarry
Louise Erdrich’s book Love Medicine
Raising Stony Mayhall by Daryl Gregory

Tesla – Heaven’s Trail
D.A.D. – Sleeping My Day Away

Booked Podcast: Brian Evenson

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From Booked: Brian Evenson is the author of ten books of fiction, most recently the limited edition novella Baby Leg, published by New York Tyrant Press in 2009. In 2009 he also published the novel Last Days (which won the American Library Association’s award for Best Horror Novel of 2009) and the story collection Fugue State, both of which were on Time Out New York’s top books of 2009. His novel The Open Curtain (Coffee House Press) was a finalist for an Edgar Award and an IHG Award. His work has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Slovenian. He lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island, where he directs Brown University’s Literary Arts Program. Other books include The Wavering Knife (which won the IHG Award for best story collection), Dark Property, and Altmann’s Tongue. He has translated work by Christian Gailly, Jean Frémon, Claro, Jacques Jouet, Eric Chevillard, Antoine Volodine, and others. He is the recipient of three O. Henry Prizes as well as an NEA fellowship.

Jorge Luis Borges
Brian Conn – The Fixed Stars
Leslie Norris, and his works on Amazon

Airborne Toxic Event – Changing
Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room – It’s Gonna Rain All Day

Booked Podcast: Gordon Highland

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From Booked: Gordon Highland is the author of the novels Major Inversions and the forthcoming Flashover. A member of The Velvet since 2006, he is a site moderator and one of its most frequent posters. Gordon has been directing videos professionally for over fifteen years, and lives in the Kansas City area, where he also enjoys writing, recording, and performing music. Visit him at gordonhighland.com.

Fred Venrturini – The Samaritan
Andrez Bergen – Tobacco Stained Mountain Goat
The Velvet Podcast

Derek Trucks Band – Joyful Noise
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones – Sex in a Pan

Booked Podcast: Bob Pastorella

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From Booked: Bob Pastorella lives in Southeast Texas. He’s published with Outsider Writers Collective, Thunderdome, Nefarious Muse, Troubadour 21, and his short story “To Watch Is Madness” is featured in The Zombist: Undead Western Tales Anthology. He is currently working on a vampire/noir novel. You can visit Bob at bobpastorella.com.

H.R. Giger
Peter Straub
Ramsey Campbell
Kathe Koja, and her book Under the Poppy

Judas Priest – The Hellion-Electric Eye
Nazareth – Hair of the Dog

Booked Podcast: J David Osborne

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From Booked: J David Osborne is the author of the Lynchian gulag-escape novel By the Time We Leave Here, We’ll Be Friends. His second novel, Low Down Death Right Easy, is due out this winter from Swallowdown Press. He lives in Oklahoma with his dog.

Anne Applebaum – Gulag: A History
Kris Saknussemm

Aesop Rock – Fish Tales
Big KRIT – Country Shit

Booked Podcast: Nik Korpon

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From Booked: Nik Korpon is the author of Stay God, Old Ghosts and By the Nails of the Warpriest. His stories have bloodied the pages and screens of Crime Factory, Shotgun Honey, Black Heart Magazine, 3:AM and more. He lives in Baltimore.

Scott McClanahan
Tom Piccirilli’s book Every Shallow Cut
Crime Factory
Black Heart Magazine’s forthcoming Noir issue

Cocksparrer – Where Are They Now?
Nick Cave – More News From Nowhere

Booked Podcast: Axel Taiari

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From Booked: Axel Taiari is a French writer, born in Paris in 1984. He studied Screenwriting and Modern Literature. After an endless string of shit jobs, he quit everything to focus on writing. His work has appeared in multiple magazines and anthologies, including Dogmatika, 3:AM Magazine, No Colony, and 365tomorrows. He is also the creator and co-editor of the literary journal Rotten Leaves. He has recently finished a noir science-fiction novel and is now trying to sell his soul to the devil. Read more at axeltaiari.com and rottenleaves.com. You can also stalk him on Twitter @axeltaiari.

Rotten Leaves
Axel’s story Ritual of Tongues in Dirty Noir
Vincent Louis Carella’s book Serpent Box

Tom Waits – Misery is the River of the World
Bob Dylan – The Times They Are-A-Changin’

Booked Podcast: Edward J Rathke

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From Booked: Edward J Rathke is an adventurous dandy wandering space and time. More of his life and words may be found at edwardjrathke.wordpress.com.

Molly Gaudry’s Lit Pub

Max Richter – Vladimir’s Blues and Infra 8

Booked Podcast: Doc O’Donnell

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From Booked: Doc writes, reads and fucks from a dark and dirty apartment in Newcastle, Australia. He is the publisher and senior editor of Dirty Noir (www.dirtynoir.com). You can find his work and abuse him at http://www.docodonnell.com

Write Room
Charles Bukowski’s books, and his style of ‘dirty realism’
Nik Korpon
Doc’s Warmed and Bound Tattoo

AC/DC – Back in Black
Rose Tattoo – Bad Boy For Love

Booked Podcast: Anthony David Jacques

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From Booked: Anthony David Jacques has bagged groceries, sold women’s clothing, booked international travel, roasted coffee, repossessed cars, survived cancer and Christianity, gotten married, written a novel, and now he works as a gemologist while slaving over prose. Writing is what he does to make sense of everything else. His short fiction has been published at Colored Chalk, Dogmatika, Troubadour 21, Pulp Metal Magazine and Outsider Writers Collective. He is currently at work on his second novel. anthonydavidjacques.com

Mark Z Danielewski – House of Leaves

Team Sleep – Your Skull is Red

Booked Podcast: Caleb J. Ross

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From Booked: Caleb J Ross has been published widely, both online and in print. He graduated with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Creative Writing from Emporia State University. He is the author of the story chapbook Charactered Pieces: stories, the novels Stranger Will and I Didn’t Mean to Be Kevin, and the forthcoming novella As a Machine and Parts. Visit his official page at: calebjross.com. Twitter: @calebjross and Facebook: facebook.com/rosscaleb.

Paris and the Hiltons

Paris and the Hiltons – Blitzkrieg Nacho Theatrical

Booked Podcast: Pela Via Interview

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From Booked: Warmed and Bound editor and author Pela Via spared us a few minutes to come on and talk about all of the work she did not by contributing her story Touch, but also as the editor and a major driving force in the project. We got to learn what the Velvet is like as a community, and what it was like working with all of the talented writers of this collection.

Warmed and Bound
Mlaz Corbier – Booked’s own Matt Damon!
Email DB Cox here for more information on Unaccustomed Mercy: donniebegood AT charter DOT net (Pela talked to DB Cox and got permission for us to post this email address for anyone interested in purchasing Unaccustomed Mercy)

Mr. Via – Sandwich Girl

Booked Podcast: Richard Thomas Interview

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From Booked: “Richard Thomas stopped by the Booked virtual studios to talk Warmed and Bound and his story within – Say Yes to Pleasure. We’ve been waiting to talk to Richard for a while, so we had a lot of ground to cover. Along the way we cover Richard’s upcoming projects, what’s so great about the Velvet… and what’s so damn scary about Paranormal Activity.”

Speed Loader – from Snub Nose Press
Richard’s work at The Nervous Breakdown
The Cult

Radiohead – Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

Booked Podcast: Sean Ferguson Interview

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From Booked: Sean P Ferguson stopped in to chat with the Booked crew for a little bit about Warmed and Bound and his story within – Inside Out. Along the way we talked about everything from writing to the timeless cinematic treasure, Down Periscope.


Sean’s website
Michael Kun – The Locklear Letters
Jesus Angel Garcia – badbadbad
Sean P Ferguson is not Mourning Goats. He’s not. really.

Alkaline Trio – Clavicle
Limp Bizkit – Gold Cobra

Booked Podcast: Amanda Gowin Interview

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Clown Girl by Monica Drake
Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock
By the Time We Leave Here, We’ll Be Friends by J. David Osbourne

Nina Simone – I’m Gonna Leave You

Booked Podcast: Chris Deal Interview

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Nefarious Muse
Outsider Writer’s Collective
Crime Factory
Chris’s story A Sliver of Glass at Dirty Noir

Faith No More – Stripsearch

Booked Podcast: Warmed and Bound Sessions

The fine gentlemen behind the Booked Podcast Series, Livius Nedin and Robb Olson, have launched a Warmed and Bound series of interviews, to feature a new interview every day for the next seventeen days. 

This is incredibly kind of them and we like the attention, so please repay the favor: subscribe to the podcast, leave intimate love notes in the comment section, and spread the word. Their show is great, it’s my favorite podcast, easily. (Between us, most of us were fans and listeners before they expressed any interest in our anthology, so we feel beyond flattered.)

Interview line-up:

7.18.11 Chris Deal 7.19.11 Amanda Gowin
7.20.11 Sean Ferguson 7.21.11 Richard Thomas
7.22.11 Pela Via 7.23.11 Caleb J Ross
7.24.11 Anthony David Jacques 7.25.11 Doc O’Donnell
7.26.11 Edward J Rathke 7.27.11 Axel Taiari
7.28.11 Nik Korpon 7.29.11 J David Osborne
7.30.11 Bob Pastorella 7.31.11 Gordon Highland
8.01.11 Brian Evenson 8.02.11 Stephen Graham Jones
8.03.11 Craig Clevenger