New mural on the side of Kinkao Thai Restaurant, Brick Lane.
Nick Cave, “There She Goes, My Beautiful World”
My friend Gerard Elson wonderfully dissects the writing of Nick Cave here.
Pen & Ink Book Trailer
My wonderful colleague and friend Isaac Fitzgerald has a book coming out, Pen & Ink, in which writers tell the stories behind their tattoos, all charmingly illustrated by the talented Wendy MacNaughton.
Marguerite Duras, The Lover.
Go Book Yourself: Dan’s All-Time Top 5 Books
To celebrate hitting 100,000 followers on Tumblr, each of us are posting our five favourite books. Here are Dan’s picks:
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger for the oft-imitated, never bettered story of a teenager fighting against the hypocrisy of adulthood.
A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan for a deeply affecting, interweaving collection of stories that show how time catches us all.
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt for the tragicomic tale of hitmen on the trail of a bounty. Cormac McCarthy meets the Coen Brothers.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson for one of the great voices of 20th century literature in his prime.
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill for a profound, hilarious, and heartbreaking series of dispatches from the front line of a marriage.
My current Top 5 books.