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04 November 2010


We're thrilled to see that Kim Gek Lin Short's The Bugging Watch and Other Exhibits appears on the most recent Fiction Bestsellers list at Small Press Distribution. Perhaps a result of being adopted for lit and writing classes this year? Thereby spreading the bug infestation and ensuring the propagation of Kim's special brand of weird?

All according to plan! Just as InDigest Magazine found themselves compelled to list Bugging as one of their 2010 Favorites. Yes, it is all coming together now. . . . Bwah ha haaa!

We also can't help but note that another beloved TSky Press author, Danielle Dutton, has achieved distinction at SPD as not only the author of a second bestseller (after Attempts at a Life, of course) with the brilliant SPRAWL from Siglio Press, but also by being the publisher of another chart-topper: Renee Gladman's Event Factory, which recently sprang from Danielle's own brandspankingnew press, Dorothy, a publishing project.

Of course it will surprise no one to find TSky Editor Lily Hoang's The Evolutionary Revolution, from Les Figues Press, sitting right there beside Gladman's book.

Nor will it surprise anyone to know that we love SPD, where you won't find anyone trying to sell you the next Great American Novel™, but rather pointing you toward the revolutionary evolution of what the rest of us have to say.

Case in point: Andrew Zornoza's Where I Stay, another past SPD bestseller, which is reviewed in the current issue of Dalkey Archive's Review of Contemporary Fiction, and also appears online at their website. If you haven't already experienced Andrew's book, we hope you will check it out, this novel that isn't a novel, this photo essay that isn't an essay, this work of "almost pure voice, told in diaristic fragments coupled with photographs whose captions are drawn from other moments in the time of the narrative," where "nothing is anchored." A novel that is not a novel, about "a young man moving aimlessly through an America moving violently through him. In and out of cars, of the arms of lovers, looking for someone he lost, for a moment of rest. . . . A year passes, days and weeks omitted, blank spaces where the lives of criminals, kind families, abandoned dogs and factory workers continue to be lived. . . ." [Read the rest of the review here.]