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William Least Heat-Moon's first novel, Exclusive interview with Andrei Codrescu, Crime Plus Music goes national, and more
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Halloween's come and gone, and we're kicking into the final months of 2016. It continues to be an extraordinary year for Three Rooms Press. This issue features news about some monumental upcoming books, an exclusive interview with the brilliant Andrei Codrescu, a peek at some recent terrific reviews of our current books, and events galore throughout the US.

Three Rooms Press is proud to announce its upcoming publication of the first novel by celebrated writer William Least Heat-Moon, author of New York Times runaway bestseller Blue Highways. In Celestial Mechanics: A Tale for a Mid-Winter Night, Heat-Moon draws upon his lauded nonfictional devices to build a story that will be the clarion call of a generation that believes rationality and spirituality can—and should—coexist, a generation defined by globalization, where the only things left unknown are what is within and beyond us, those cosmic realms revealed by the telescope and the quantum world suggested by the microscope. This book is for readers steeped in a hustle-and-bustle world, who believe that practices like mindfulness and rational deduction and childlike wonder are the keys to the kind of fulfillment that the commercial aspects of live can never hope to address. Limited hardcover first edition will be available in April. Preorder now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your favorite independent bookstore.
Score! We're getting national attention now with a review in The Washington Post of the killer anthology CRIME PLUS MUSIC edited by Wall Street Journal Pop & Rock Critic Jim Fusilli. Thanks to reviewer Michael Lindgren for his high praise and deep understanding.

On the advent of the City Lights Dada World Fair in San Francisco, Three Rooms Press co-director Peter Carlaftes asked NPR icon, Dada scholar, and MAINTENANT 10 contributor Andrei Codrescu a few questions about the future of Dada and the human race. His answers are revealing.

How do you believe Dada can best be served by AI and technology? Or vice versa? If AI achieves Singularity, humanity is done, and so is Dada. The Singularity of conscious Machine eliminating humans or enslaving them, is a real possibility in our lifetime. I’m not sure if anything within our brief “bio-film,” as Wm. Burroughs called it, is going to effectuate a timely linkage with other bio-happenings in a complex  multi-dimensional theater, so our best Dada hope is that outer space bugs enter the game and distribute particle computing to our dwindling imagination. READ MORE

Our Fall books have been getting a ton of attention! THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse, edited by beloved sci-fi master Robert Silverberg, has netted two starred reviews, including one from Publishers Weekly that raved "“Twenty-one exceptional tales of Earth’s devastation and humans’ inventive, and often ironically self-destructive, ways of surviving . . . Stunning stories.” CRIME PLUS MUSIC, an anthology of music-themed noir stories edited by Jim Fusilli, is "a collection that rocks!” according to mystery review journal Reviewing the Evidence. And EXILE ON BRIDGE STREET, the historical fiction account of Brooklyn's Auld Irishtown was praised by The Brooklyn Rail: "Should be required reading!" Read all of our latest reviews here.
GOODREADS GIVEAWAY! Enter to win an advance copy of the hysterical novel THE GREENFATHER by John Marshall. Contest ends November 10. Click to sign up today!

Upcoming Special Events

Celebrate the End of the World before the election at Three Rooms Press's Apocalypse Party Friday November 4, 6pm at Cornelia Street Cafe in Greenwich Village, featuring a reading from the new release THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse edited by award winning sci-fi master Robert Silverberg. Admission of $10 includes a drink, which might help! Details here.
Three Rooms Press is bringing key figures of the Dada movement back to life as part of the City Lights sponsored Dada World Fair during a one-of-a-kind DADA SEANCE on Thursday, November 10 at 8pm. Meet at City Lights, and wander through galleries, cafes and bars of North Beach as we conjure up Tristan Tzara (embodied by Andrei Codrescu), Arthur Cravan (embodied by Roger Conover), Hugo & His Balls (embodied by Richard Stone with David Picarello and Thomas Stolmar), Baronees Elsa Von Freytag Loringhoven (embodied by Linda Albertano), and Marcel Duchamp in a live re-creation of his famous photo with Eve Babitz (embodied by Doug Knott and Bibiana Padillo Maltos). All accompanied by the HPTEGSCBMBLA Circuit Bending Marching Band of toy instruments led by Mona Jean Cedar and Jeff Boynton. Swa-me-diums Kat Georges and Peter Carlaftes lead the fun! Read more details here.
We heart San Francisco! To wrap up a very special Dada World Fair, Three Rooms will host a two part DA DO SF event on Sunday, November 13. Part one is a poetry and performance spectacular at NAIVASHA GALLERY featuring special guests Jack Hirschman, A.D. Winans, Neeli Cherkovski, Galadrielle Allman and more. For part two, we're taking the short walk over to SWEETIE'S ART BAR for some live jazz and classics featuring piano phenom Wendy Fitz, legendary jazz vocalists Kellye Gray, and more. Free admission. Find out the details here.
Spring book cover reveals! Check out our trio of fantastic spring titles including THE GREENFATHER, an hysterical satire by John Marshall that fuses gangsters and granola, killers and kale, crime and cauliflower; CELESTIAL MECHANICS, the first novel by famed Blue Highways author William Least Heat-Moon; and PUNK AVENUE: Inside the NYC underground 1972-1982, the long-awaited English translation of insider and musician Phil Marcade. Preorder today!
Now accepting submissions for MAINTENANT 11: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art. Send your Dada collages, art, stunning words, smashing ideas to us by December 31 for consideration in this world-renowned annual journal.

Don't-Miss Upcoming Events


Click a link below to find out more.

11/28/16: Crime Plus Music Launch at Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY with Alison Gaylin and Jim Fusilli.

11/29/16: Crime Plus Music Launch at Water Street Books in Exeter, NY with Brendan DuBois and Jim Fusilli.

12/01/16: Crime Plus Music Launch at Watchung Books in Montclair, NJ with Naomi Rand, Alison Gaylin, and Jim Fusilli.

12/09/16: Crime Plus Music Launch at Book Passage, SF, with Galadrielle Allman and David Corbett.
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