by micah on August 15, 2014

Fresh off a sixty-seventh viewing of The Room

Join me at the Slice Literary Writer’s Conference September 6th in downtown Brooklyn. I’ll be on a panel, as one is prone to do at these events, after which I’ll be signing books, answering any unanswered questions (seriously–nobody should leave a panel discussion without having their turn), and milling about.

Listening: Rick James’ Greatest Hits.

Reading: Larry McMurtry’s Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood.

Playing: Sonic CD, iOS

Researching: Thomas Jefferson. Stay tuned.

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A chthonic retreat.

by micah on July 18, 2014

It is rather like going underground, and coming up at the peak of mid-day. My eyes are still adjusting.

Since my last reading–January, remember?–I’ve been working on revisions. No social media, no site updates, no TV (excluding The Good Wife, of course, and a fruitless affair with Orphan Black). When I wasn’t writing I was gaming, and when I wasn’t gaming I was sleeping. Syllogistic inconsistencies aside, the final-final-final draft is now under the care of Jud Laghi.

Quickly, briefly: My writer-in-residency appointment at Kingston University starts later this year. I’m profiled in the summer edition of AtBuffalo Alumni Magazine. The latest issue of Hi-Fructose Magazine (Vol. 32) features my interview with graffiti artist SAINER. He tried being elusive, I tried pinning him down.

(Yes, that’s an actual mural of his work.)

Viewer mail has piled up on my desk so I’ll sift through the interesting ones and post answers next week. Topics may include: Warhol’s over-hyped genius, new experiences in D&D.

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Where I’ll be next

January 29, 2014
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Updates and Such; a Minor Epiphany

January 18, 2014

I’ve been busy. Busy writing, busy reading, busy sleeping, and busy thinking. What about? My recent novel, mostly. Okay, more than mostly–it keeps me up at night and greets me every morning. A few months back I thought it was finished. My best work to date, I thought. Then some editors gave it a read, [...]

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Viewer Mail

November 18, 2013

Today’s viewer mail: An impassioned plea for a good book. Micah, I bet you know of some books I should be reading. I don’t like the classics and think they are boring. Sorry if this sounds rude. Kindly, Ellen Rude? The spirit of your request is fair. You want something good and you want it [...]

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If You’re So Inclined.

October 9, 2013

The release of BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2013 is upon us. I’m honored to be a part of the collection, and no, I’m not flashing obligatory modesty by way of playing the “aw shucks!” card. I’m grateful and flattered that I get to share book-space with the likes of Joyce Carol Oates, Tom Barlow, Michael [...]

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All that and an announcement.

September 7, 2013

Sorry I haven’t called in a while. My next novel is off my desk, in my agent’s hands, and headed for lands unknown. The end came via ten days of insomnia coupled with night sweats. Akin to giving birth, a friend said. Only much less painful. And with fewer towels. Do they even use towels [...]

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Save the Whales, Indeed.

July 17, 2013

October 10, 2012 Micah Nathan here, author, occasional essayist, and concerned citizen. I’ve never written this sort of letter before—figuring that many letters of complaint to governmental agencies are reactionary screeds, I’m reluctant to risk any chance of being lumped in with those types. Yet a recent article in the NYT regarding beluga whales possibly [...]

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The Beauty of Persistence

June 26, 2013

Some viewer mail on this muggy Wednesday. Woden would be pissed… Micah, I have this “thing” about authors and their reading recommendations, and I notice you don’t have a list of books on your site. May I inquire as to what you’re currently reading? – Melissa The first incarnation of my site had a page [...]

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Here Is Where You’ll Find Me

June 19, 2013

The Place: Eight Cousins The Day: Friday, June 21, 6-7 p.m. The Occasion: Their “Toast the Author!” series The Plan: I’ll read from my new short story collection while you drink and nosh. Signing to follow.

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