We’ve got readings from two soon-to-be-released novels today. They’re books that take seemingly depressing, heavy subjects – death and aging – and infuse them with humor, empathy, insight, and all the many layers of feeling that make life wonderful and make great writing great. Lance Rubin reads from Denton Little’s Deathdate, which comes out April 14th, and Kathleen Alcott reads from Infinite Home, which comes out in August.
If you’d like to read more
- “The Road to Awesome is Paved with Shit” (on perfectionism vs. art)
- The Lance and Ray Show (a comedy podcast about living creatively)
- “Buzz Aldrin, If Only” (Five Chapters)
- “Names We’re Given, Names We Choose” (The Rumpus)
About the writers:
Lance Rubin is a New Jersey native who has worked as an actor and written sketch comedy, including successful runs of The Lance and Ray Show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son. Denton Little’s Deathdate is his first novel. Website: www.lancerubin.com, twitter: @lancerubinparty, Instagram: lancerubinparty.
Kathleen Alcott: Born in Northern California in 1988, Kathleen Alcott is the author of the novels Infinite Home, forthcoming from Riverhead this August, and The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets. Her fiction, essay, and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review of Books, ZYZZYVA, The Coffin Factory, The Believer, The Rumpus, and her short story “Saturation” was listed as notable by The Best American Short Stories of 2014. She currently resides in Brooklyn. kathleenalcott.com / @kathleenalcott