Winter News

The novel-in-progress, The Sexual Lives of Missionaries. It’s been at the center of my daily work for five years.  Here is a picture of the stacked-up pages:

The project I’m likeliest to complete next is a nonfiction book about Greg McCaw, my childhood pastor, who came out as a gay man and lost everything. You can see a preview of his story at The Rumpus.

Some other things I’ve been doing:

1. “The Question of Where We Begin,” an essay about point of entry, suicide, and the origin of the world, at Gulf Coast.

1a. Nick Bruno printed a limited edition (75 copies) letterpress chapbook (with woodcuts!) of my story “The Truth and All Its Ugly,” which originally appeared in Surreal South and Harper Perennial’s Fifty-Two Stories (you can read it here.)

2. New essays out the next few months in Arts & Letters, Sou’wester, and Cream City Review.

3. A weird reviewish piece about Lydia Davis and Amelia Gray’s Museum of the Weird at The Faster Times.

4. An ebook edition of my 2008 story collectionIn the Devil’s Territory will be available later this year from Dzanc/Consortium, for Kindle, Nook, SonyReader, etc. (!)

5. I’ll be doing readings this spring in Blacksburg, Virginia; Columbus, Ohio; Denton, Texas; and St. Louis, Missouri. Details here.

6. I’m now Twitter-followable @kyle_minor.

Thank you for paying attention!

3 thoughts on “Winter News

  1. Frank Bill

    Kyle you are by far the busiest man in writing. Can’t wait up read the novel sounds awesome. Love your work.

  2. Can’t wait to read ITDT on my Kindle! You are, indeed, the hardest working man in show biz.

  3. I’m in the middle of reading your collection, just finished “A Love Story.” I’ll look forward to reading the Greg McCaw book. So. I’m enjoying your prose: the straightforward telling and the beautifully crafted long sentences. Your characters are compelling and their stories are engaging. My advisor, Philip Graham at VCFA, assigned me your book. I thought you might like to know that your work is out there, getting assigned. All best, Jodi Paloni

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