Radio Waves daily blog by Two Dollar Radio indie book publisher


"Ellingsen charts a new course that is at times Kafkaesque and always mesmerizing."

Berit Ellingsen's new novel, Not Dark Yet, which Jeff VanderMeer listed as one of his favorite books of 2015, is included in the VanderMeer Winter Mixtape at Storybundle.

the VanderMeer Winter Mixtape at Storybundle, which includes Berit Ellingsen's Not Dark Yet

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 19 December, 2015 0 comments |
#FridayReads I Smile Back

What better way to get mentally prepared for some quality family time this holiday season than with the afflicted, dysfunctional mother of Amy Koppelman's searing second novel, I Smile Back.

 Amy Koppelman, author of I Smile Back

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Posted by Eliza Wood on 18 December, 2015 0 comments |
The Process of Art's Creation

Nicholas Rombes, author of The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing and the writer/director of the forthcoming The Removals, reviewing Shane Carruth's Upstream Color at Los Angeles Review of Books.

Nicholas Rombes, author of The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 15 December, 2015 0 comments |
Oh Gagliano

Tip your hat to John Gagliano. He's the artist and illustrator who supplied our (now on hiatus) journal of artful essays, Frequencies, with its punkish aesthetic attitude.

Two Dollar Radio Frequencies art Plimpton by John Gagliano

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 14 December, 2015 0 comments |
Not Dark Yet Twitter Chat & Giveaway

On Tuesday, 12/15 at 3pm EST, tune in to a twitter discussion with author Berit Ellingsen for a chance to win 5 ebook Storybundles of the VanderMeer Winter Mix Tape. Curated by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, the Winter Mix Tape is a selection of 10 titles, including Berit Ellingsen's newly released Not Dark Yet.

Join Berit Ellingsen for a twitter chat about her novel, Not Dark Yet, for a chance to win prizes

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 11 December, 2015 0 comments |
#FridayReads The Glacier

Check out this excerpt from Jeff Wood's "true art movie bound into book," The Glacier...

The Glacier front cover by Jeff Wood

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Posted by Eliza Wood on 11 December, 2015 0 comments |
An Interview with Masande Ntshanga

An interview with PEN International New Voices Award winner, Masande Ntshanga, whose North American debut - The Reactive - Two Dollar Radio will publish May or June 2016.

Masande Ntshanga, author of The Reactive, Two Dollar Radio 2016

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 10 December, 2015 1 comment |
Design of the Week | Run the Jewels

In, of all places, a critique of Jay Z's album 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' at The New Yorker, Sasha Frere-Jones writes with astounding economy the best description of what it's like to be alive in the racially polarized America of modern times...

Design of the Week: Run the Jewels's prescient and timely music (and design)

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 09 December, 2015 0 comments |
Werner Herzog on Reading

Werner Herzog dishes his thoughts on reading to The Hollywood Reporter...

Werner Herzog on reading at Two Dollar Radio's Radio Waves

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Posted by Eliza Wood on 08 December, 2015 0 comments |
Rosalyn Drexler is pretty great

Rosalyn Drexler is highly-regarded as an artist and playwright, but she also wrote some of the most biting and inventive books of the second-half of the twentieth century.

The Night Visitors (1988) by Rosalyn Drexler, profiled briefly at Two Dollar Radio's Radio Waves

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 07 December, 2015 0 comments |

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