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New York Times Publishes My Opinionator Draft Piece

 

This is a story about unpublished books and digital second lives.  Check it out at this link:

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/14/the-book-that-didnt-exist/

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Jewish Book Council Reviews Fire Year

 

They even read it twice.  Check out the review at this link:

http://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/book/fire-year

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Fire Year Chosen as Finalist for Lambda Literary Awards

 

The Lammys are the LGBT literary prizes, and Fire Year is a finalist in the Gay General Fiction category.  Thank you, Lamba Literary Foundation!  Half the finalists are books of stories, which attests to the strength of short stories these days–and the willingness of publishers to publish them.

http://bit.ly/1iqpLpb

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Los Angeles Review of Books Reviews Fire Year

 

I’m humbled by the attention, brainpower, and erudition Douglas Ray brought to the task of reviewing my book for this classy publication.  The piece is as much explication de texte as review, and it taught me a thing or two about my own work.

http://lareviewofbooks.org/review/kosher-hushpuppies-douglas-ray-reviews-jason-k-friedmans-fire-year

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Minneapolis Star Tribune Reviews Fire Year

 

I don’t think I’ve ever seen my pores as up close as here, but I’m happy the reviewer chose “All the World’s a Field” as his favorite story.  The other six were already other people’s favorites; this was the last one waiting to be claimed.  Very interesting, though, the way people feel obliged to choose a favorite.  Or maybe it’s just a natural thing to do–for everyone, that is, but the author.

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/books/237340801.html

 

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Eckleburg Review Features Fire Year

 

The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review is a supercool journal published out of my alma mater, Johns Hopkins.

http://bit.ly/1aHJfeO

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Wall Street Journal Reviews Fire Year

 

Sam Sacks, the fiction editor of the WSJ, includes Fire Year in a review of three works of “religiously inflected” fiction.

Fiction Chronicle- Behind Closed Doors – WSJ.com

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Garth Greenwell Praises Fire Year in Towleroad

 

I’m thrilled that Greenwell called the title story “among the best stories I’ve read all year.”  And I love that the stories remind him of Malamud, whose fable-like tales have had a big influence on mine.

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Band of Thebes Praises Fire Year

 

Writing about Fire Year, this smart, sexy gay-lit blog calls it “a gift to find someone writing so intelligently about gay lives,” but I’m the one who feels rewarded, not to mention honored and moved.

http://bandofthebes.typepad.com/bandofthebes/2013/11/fire-year-.html

 

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Late Night Library Rookie Report Features Fire Year

 

This cool, great-looking book blog includes an excerpt from the book and a semi-cheeky “micro-interview” with me.

 

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