We hosted Stuart Nadler last evening at BookCourt. Topics discussed included John Cheever, Jews, New England, and short story writing vs. novel writing.
Thanks to the always lovely Emma Straub who handled the introduction (she loves Stuart’s new book, and said it is one of her favorites of the year), and pick up Nadler’s Wise Men to see if Jason Diamond is right saying that the book is like “Updike and Cheever got together to write a Philip Roth book.”
When I started Perfect Day, I was more interested in starting something with the feeling of a record label, rather than a normal publishing house. I want Perfect Day to be a brand. Like whenever a book comes out, it should feel like an event. You know that you are getting something pretty raw and uncomfortable and young.