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The Novel of Bullshit is Dead



Rudolph Wurlitzer, author of Nog, Flats, Quake, The Drop Edge of Yonder (Two Dollar Radio)

I remember meeting Rudolph Wurlitzer for the first time. I wasn't really a publisher, not yet, even though we had an idea of what we wanted Two Dollar Radio to become. Our first meeting was at his friend's house in New York City, in the basement, and throughout our entire discussion his friend played piano in the room directly above us. Wurlitzer's friend that he was staying with during his jaunt into the city was Philip Glass, and his accompaniment gave our discussion—not just in hindsight, but in the moment as well—a transcendental tint.

It was a pretty big leap of faith that Rudy ended up taking in deciding to publish his first novel in 24 years, The Drop Edge of Yonder, with us. It was our first substantial success and for years to come—and for many it continues to be—the book that readers associate with embodying the creative vision we strive for at Two Dollar Radio.

Earlier this week, we signed contracts to bring adaptations of The Drop Edge of Yonder to Spain, and Nog to Italy. There is an edition of Nog coming to Spain from Underwood Editions later in 2016. The Drop Edge of Yonder was published in French by Christian Bourgois and in German by Residenz Verlag in hardcover and Heyne Verlag in paperback.

Earlier this year we signed a contract extension for The Drop Edge of Yonder, so stay tuned for a hot new edition of that novel. Combined with all the interest abroad, and a killer profile at VICE last year, it goes to show the vitality and endurance that Wurlitzer's work has. Which is really incredible to be a part of.

Posted by Eric Obenauf on 18 March, 2016 Flats, Nog, Quake, Rudolph Wurlitzer, The Drop Edge of Yonder | 0 comments
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