Susan McCarty wason Delmarva Public Radio talking about Anatomies!
Topics covered: the genesis of the collection, medical history as fictional form, being scarred or “pierced by the world”, reading during eras of disconnection, finding communities of writers despite geographical constraints, how to humanize reality television, experimental fiction, narrative as accumulation, James Baldwin, and writing short fiction vs. writing long fiction.
“McCarty’s characters often show poor judgment and make bad decisions, but her affection and sympathy for them is never in doubt….McCarty’s deft blend of drama and humor always rings true; there’s not an out-of-place moment in this resonant collection.”
You can read the full review here, and pick up a copy of the collection here.
Dear DC-area readers, in light of the past two days of good news from SCOTUS, let’s change that old adage to, “Good things come in threes.”
On that note, we hope you’ll join us at The Black Squirrel in Adams Morgan on Monday, June 29 at 7pm to celebrate Susan McCarty’s debut collection, Anatomies! Susan will read alongside Matthew Kirkpatrick and Caren Beilin, and there will be much to celebrate indeed.
Dear readers, Susan McCarty’s debut collection, Anatomies, is only two weeks away!
Garnering praise from Kirkus Reviews and Esquire, you shouldn’t need another reason to order a copy—but just in case you do, watch the book trailer below, then head over to the presale page! Incentives and presale prices valid through Sunday, June 14!
Susan McCarty’s debut collection received a glowing write-up in Esquire!
“Judging from the wry observations in McCarty’s first short story collection, the author seems like the type of person who would laugh at a funeral–which is a compliment. As McCarty reveals, what’s funny is funny, what’s sad is sad, and personal moments that pang are often both.”
Read the full review here, and don’t forget to order your copy of Anatomieshere!
“I knew that I wanted to connect that to the changing face of Boston. I chose the view of Charlestown from the top of Winter Hill in Somerville to make that connection, because from that vantage you can actually see the layers of history: from Bunker Hill Monument to Schraft’s factory to the Tobin Bridge to newer plants. Inspiration can also sometimes stem from all of the above, image, sound, phrase, and idea all working together.”
Liam Day talks about Afforded Permanence, Boston, the MBTA, and more over at the Mass Poetry site! Check out the full interview here!
If you’re going to the conference, we hope you’ll swing by table 1920 during the book fair and say hello. We’ll be offering apt subscriptions at a discount and back issues for a song, and we’ll be raffling off an ARC of Susan McCarty’s debut collection, Anatomies, to anyone who buys any AP wares during the conference!
Plus, we’ll be tabling with our friends at Little Fiction | Big Truths, and throwing an offsite reading on Thursday night at Lee’s Liquor Lounge, featuring Angela Palm, Amanda Leduc, and our own Carissa Halston for Little Fiction, and have Gillian Devereux, Dolan Morgan, and Susan McCarty representing Aforementioned! It’s going to be such a great night, so we hope to see you there!