Episode 160 — Giancarlo DiTrapano

   

Giancarlo DiTrapano is the guest. He’s the editor of NY Tyrant magazine and the publisher of Tyrant Books, an independent press based in New York City.

His authors include Brian Evensen, Blake Butler, Eugene Marten, and Michael Kimball.  Solip, a new novel by Ken Baumann, is due out in May.  And in June he’ll be publishing Marie Calloway’s debut novel, what purpose did i serve in your life.

Sheila Heti says

I have never read a book like this before. It’s painful, shocking and brilliantly written, with a great sensitivity to which details should be revealed and which should stay concealed. It’s formally complex, completely unforgettable, highly contemporary and plainly great. A terrifying proposal: could this be the Great American Novel for the twilight of “Great” America?

Monologue topics: nudity, Lena Dunham, streaking, sports, IMAX.