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The EDISTO Reissue Is Here, and Roy Blount, Jr. Has Something to Say About It

From the Foreword by Roy Blount, Jr.: “This is the funniest damn book, and so adroit, and so serious, so full of unforced heart.”

Aug 15, 2017
Catapult Staff Picks

What do you do when you want a Flannery O’Connor book cover tattoo but hate birds?

Aug 14, 2017
Come Intern With Us in Portland, Oregon!

We’re keen to find an intern with a passion for the marketing side of book publishing.

Aug 10, 2017
A Conversation with PEN America Best Debut Short Story Author Grace Oluseyi

“The story had always been about two halves of a couple using each other to get what they want.”

Aug 09, 2017
TinyLetter of the Month: Jamila Osman, “Notes from Ramallah”

“Writing these letters is my way of laying siege to the silences that I have learned to harbor.”

Aug 08, 2017
A Conversation with PEN America Best Debut Short Story Author Ben Shattuck

“I like to think of the people I personally know placed in deep history.”

Aug 07, 2017
A Conversation with PEN America Best Debut Short Story Author Angela Ajayi

“I wrote almost euphorically, allowing my memories, my knowledge, and my imagination to meld endlessly, freely.”

Aug 04, 2017
A Conversation with PEN America Best Debut Short Story Author Emily Chammah

“Writing can be a lonely endeavor, and it is wonderful to now be connected to these other emerging writers.”

Aug 02, 2017
Catapult Staff Picks

Newly-reissued Eve Babitz, pocket-sized Thomas Piketty, and a Swedish pop cover of Talking Heads.

Jul 31, 2017
A Conversation with PEN America Best Debut Short Story Author Samuel Clare Knights

“I wanted to write about the experience of my first language, about learning how to ask through hands before words.”

Jul 28, 2017
A Conversation with PEN America Best Debut Short Story Author Jim Cole

“A story comes to me like a match and I’ll write the first draft frantically until it burns out.”

Jul 25, 2017
A Conversation with PEN America Best Debut Short Story Author Amber Caron

“I was fascinated by the isolation of musher life, and the loneliness that often accompanies it.”

Jul 19, 2017
Catapult Staff Picks

Summer reading recommendations from the Catapult team.

Jul 17, 2017
A Conversation with PEN America Best Debut Short Story Author Laura Chow Reeve

“I wanted to explore why someone would choose forgetting over remembering, and how it would affect those who loved them.”

Jul 13, 2017
Break Out the Accordions: DIRT ROAD is here!

James Kelman’s new novel is on sale today, and we have the perfect music to go along with it.

Jul 11, 2017
TinyLetter of the Month: Rohin Guha, “Gardening During Wartime”

“Gardening is faithmaking when solidarity seems elusive: Add water. Add light. Witness evolution. There is no sturdier pact.”

Jul 10, 2017
A Conversation with PEN America Best Debut Short Story Author Amy Sauber

“The pleasure and tension in rooting for an underdog is that you are unsure how or if they can pull through.”

Jul 07, 2017
Don’t Write Alone Weekend Recap

Writing is, at its most basic level, the desire to connect. Our first Don’t Write Alone weekend was a celebration of that fact.

Jun 30, 2017
A Conversation with PEN America Best Debut Short Story Author Katherine Magyarody

“Dinara has chosen to relocate to a country and to work at a place where she can cultivate certain identities and ambiguities.”

Jun 29, 2017
A Conversation with PEN America Best Debut Short Story Author Ruth Serven

In Ruth Serven’s brief, haunting “A Message,” two friends discuss a missing father.

Jun 26, 2017