Archive for March, 2009

Jonathan Baumbach will be introducing Autumn Tale (Conte d’automne) at BAMcinĂ©matek on MAY 7 as part of The Late Film Series. The screening will be followed by a signing of YOU or The Invention of Memory. I have been sitting on my hands waiting for the moment I could announce that news for months and […]

HIPSTER BOOK CLUB: “Jonathan Baumbach, in You or The Invention of Memory has written a book that accomplishes the main goals of metafiction and of good literature: reminding readers of the book as an object and a construct and a contract between the author and reader, and enrapturing those same readers with a complicated love […]

Art You Need


20×200’s Untitled (I told my therapist about you) by Mike Monteiro.

The Brooklyn Rail is serializing a new novel by Jonathan Baumbach, which thrills me! When was the last time a newspaper (or a blog, even) did anything that cool? Well, they’re doing it now. — LAUREN CERAND

St. Albans


On Tuesday I spoke to a class of seniors studying “very recent fiction” under the expert tutelage of Gene Campbell at St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. I definitely was not reading sophisticated lit crit when I was that age! We talked about The New You Project and YOU or The Invention of Memory and […]