Episode 7 — Blake Butler

   

Blake Butler is a cofounder of the popular literary blog HTML Giant.  He’s the author of the novella Ever (Calamari Press); Scorch Atlas, a novel-in-stories, from Featherproof Books; the novel There is No Year, from Harper Perennial. And now he’s the author of a memoir called Nothing:  A Portrait of Insomnia — also from Harper Perennial.

Topics of conversation include sleep, lack of sleep, dreams, nightmares, fear, obesity, serotonin, David Foster Wallace, television, jogging, Don DeLillo, the Internet, abstract Tweeting, Twitter anxiety, Twitter obsession, Tao Lin, perspiration, dementia, writing rituals, and more.