A new review of my novel has just been posted on Identity Theory. “For anyone who’s ever wished for a novel-length rendition of Tom Waits’s “The Piano has been Drinking,” HTKYVA is the triumphant answer,” writes Michael Beck. The full review is available here.
I’m an admirer of Adam Novy’s work, so I was particularly delighted by his recent review of my novel on The Kenyon Review Online. Novy calls the book brave, accomplished and wrenching – please click here to read the full review.
My review of Sheila Heti’s new novel, How Should a Person Be?, appears in today’s Boston Globe – please click here to read it.
Before leaving Syracuse on Thursday I had lunch with my old friend, and former teacher, Michael Burkard. Michael is on the poetry faculty of the M.F.A. Program at Syracuse, and he had a profound impact on me when I studied with him. He seemed to think about writing differently than any other writer I’d met; [...]
During my third year in Syracuse University’s M.F.A. Program, I taught a class for undergraduates called “Living Writers.” The course is quite unique, in that it’s designed entirely around Syracuse’s esteemed Raymond Carver Reading Series; students in the course read work by each visiting author, participate in a Q & A with that writer, and [...]
Friday night’s reading in Waltham afforded me the opportunity to meet, and read with, one of the most popular and bestselling authors in Ukrainian history. Andrey Kurkov is the author of eighteen novels, three of which – Death and the Penguin, Penguin Lost and The Case of the General’s Thumb – have recently been published [...]
“I am not going to pretend that I understood all of the words in this book,” writes Umapagan Ampikaipakan in Malaysia’s New Straits Times. “Yes, they are of the English language. Yes, I use many of the very same words in everyday conversation. And yet, the way Boucher strings them together, with all the flair [...]
Lisa and I have just returned from Chester, Vermont, where I was fortunate enough to take part in the New Voices 2012 literary festival this past weekend. Organized by Misty Valley Books‘ co-owners Lynne and Bill Reed, the festival invites five writers at the start of their writing careers to Chester for a series of [...]
In the mid-2000s, when I lived up the street from Porter Square Books, I’d visit the store at least once a week. I’d spend the bulk of my time at the display shelf in the fiction section, where I discovered a lot of great books I wouldn’t know about otherwise. It was great, therefore, to [...]
It was a treat to take a walk this morning, buy a copy of The Boston Globe, and see a profile on me and my work in the West section – thanks to Nancy Shohet West for including me in her article on writers living in the Boston suburbs.