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Fight for Your Long Day

Fight for Your American Adjunct’s Life

MADISON, NJ — American adjuncts are in the news, and not for good reason, but it’s a promising sign that we’ve reached a tipping point when journalists unite to cover issues of importance, such as the plight and marginal work conditions of many higher ed instructors who are paid such stunningly low wages, it is […]

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And the Canon Rap Got Played

Back in the sixties, I chanced upon a list of books. That’s right. Sifting through a black garbage bin, I found the long lost canon. Seizing the moment, I snatched the list, and cradled it in my palms. I felt proud and patriotic for saving such a noble list from the jaws of an evil […]

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Atticus Authors on the Move: Spring Roundup

Atticus Authors on the Move: Spring Roundup

April can be rough. Rain, thunder, bugs finding their way back into your bedroom, spring not quite sure if it wants to be warm, or suddenly drop back to sweater weather right when you’ve finally decided its time to stop dragging that thing around with you because you’ve never put it on. Yes it’s true […]

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When you're working for change, an eye-opening book and a little vino go a long way (at Robin's Books and Moonstone Arts Center).

Atticus Authors Take the Mid-Atlantic by Storm

Our authors are on a mission to get out there and spread the good word when it comes to their good works (of literature, that is). Last month, Alex Kudera (Fight for Your Long Day) and Eric D. Goodman (Tracks: A Novel in Stories) set out across Pennsylvania and our home state of Maryland, stopping in […]

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Summer, 1991: Broke and Back in Philly (Part 2)

Despite the fact that he didn’t have a job or much in the way of prospects, he still managed to get a girlfriend that summer—and who knows what that means about the lack of “eligible” middle-aged men, why we seek relationships, his oral acumen, or anything else. My mother was kind enough to get him […]

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Summer, 1991: Broke and Back in Philly (Part 1)

Back in Philadelphia was when I first saw my father as weak, as dependent, and as a guy who didn’t like working. Despite his lack of funds he seemed insistent on this last point—he would avoid work entirely unless he found what he considered to be his proper position. This was when I first saw […]

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One of a Kind: A ForeWord Interview with Alex Kudera

KENSINGTON, MD – Alex Kudera has had a good stretch. First, his Philadelphia-based novel, Fight for Your Long Day, won the regional IPPY gold award for best fiction in the Mid-Atlantic region. Then, Alex is interviewed by Isaac Sweeney as “An Award-Winning Author on Adjuncts” in The Chronicle of Higher Education (June 1, 2011). And […]

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Fight for Your IPPY Gold

Congratulations to Alex Kudera. His debut novel (and the first-ever book from Atticus Books), Fight for Your Long Day, has gone and won the regional IPPY gold award for best fiction in the Mid-Atlantic region. His publisher couldn’t be more proud and also couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than sharing an excerpt […]

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The Exley Influence: A Riff Between Two Authors ‘Falling Inward’

In light of the recent release of Exley, a mysterious satire described by Booklist as Brock Clarke’s “latest brain-teasing raid on literary history,” the interest in Frederick Exley’s 1968 cult classic, A Fan’s Notes: A Fictional Memoir (1968), has joyfully, justifiably spiked. This “seriously playful” approach to fiction (Kirkus Reviews) is cause for celebration at […]

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Follow the Trailer: A Publisher’s Lead Balloon, Art, or a Jest-Fueled Engine for More Book Sales?

KENSINGTON, MD — If you aren’t paying attention or you’re buried somewhere under a three-and-a-half foot drift of snow, you may be missing one of the most fascinating multimedia developments in the book publishing industry. There’s nothing new under the next-generation iPad sun, of course. But for a Luddite-leaning publisher slow to adapt to the […]

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