Sunday, February 24, 2013

Teddy Wayne

Teddy Wayne, the author of Kapitoil, is the winner of a 2011 Whiting Writers’ Award and a finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award, PEN/Bingham Prize, and Dayton Literary Peace Prize. He writes regularly for The New Yorker, the New York Times, Vanity Fair, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. His new novel is The Love Song of Jonny Valentine.

Earlier this month I asked Wayne about what he was reading.  His reply:
I'm reading two forthcoming books, The Night Gwen Stacy Died, by Sarah Bruni (out in July), and The Facades, by Eric Lundgren (for September). Both are smart and funny and moving, linguistically and formally inventive, and the product of singular minds. And they tell the oldest story around--a love story--in fresh ways that strip away all sentimentality but are powerful nonetheless.
Visit Teddy Wayne's website.

The Page 69 Test: Kapitoil.

--Marshal Zeringue