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Editor’s View: On Prologue to Love

To mark the publication of Prologue to Love, series editor Bart Vautour considers what makes Martha Ostenso’s 1930s novel as relevant and interesting now as it was when it was first released. Happy publication day! Perhaps it’s somewhat odd to write in present tense about the publication of a book that was first published almost… Continue Reading Editor’s View: On Prologue to Love

Editor’s View: On Enya

To mark the publication of Enya: A Treatise on Unguilty Pleasures, series editor Del Cowie reflects on the decision to acquire Chilly Gonzales’s irreverent book about Enya and musical taste for the Bibliophonic series. When I first heard that Montreal-born, Berlin-based maverick pianist Chilly Gonzales had written a book about the enigmatic and mysterious Irish… Continue Reading Editor’s View: On Enya

Editor’s View: On Be Scared of Everything

To celebrate the publication of Be Scared of Everything: Horror Essays, editor Andrew Faulkner looks back on the personal and literary transformations that occurred within—and beyond—the book. Confession: I edited a book called Be Scared of Everything: Horror Essays and I don’t like horror.  Or, at least, I didn’t like horror.  Then I met Peter… Continue Reading Editor’s View: On Be Scared of Everything

Translator’s View: On Daniil and Vanya

To celebrate the publication of Daniil and Vanya, translator Michelle Winters reflects on the surprisingly visceral experience of translating Marie-Hélène Larochelle’s novel into English. Before I tell you about translating Daniil and Vanya, It’s important you know that I’ve watched The Human Centipedes I through III. The grisly discovery in the farmer’s field – I’m the first online to… Continue Reading Translator’s View: On Daniil and Vanya

Read an excerpt from Swimmers in Winter

Certain Women meets The Mars Room in Swimmers in Winter, a sharp and stylistic debut collection by Faye Guenther published in August 2020. Swimmers in Winter swirls between real and imagined pasts and futures to delve into our present cultural moment. These are soul-searching, plot-driven character studies. Read an excerpt from the story “Flood Lands”… Continue Reading Read an excerpt from Swimmers in Winter

Editor’s View: On Swimmers In Winter

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To celebrate the publication day for Swimmers in Winter, editor Bryan Ibeas reflects back on the characters and circumstances that make Faye Guenther’s book so compelling. It’s been a few months and an eternity since I last worked with Faye on Swimmers in Winter, so looking back at the book is proving to be an… Continue Reading Editor’s View: On Swimmers In Winter

List of #virtualbookfair sales

Can’t make it to #AWP2020? Support small presses by shopping online using the hashtag #virtualbookfair – we’ve collected a list to get you started. Invisible isn’t at AWP (erring on the side of caution, supporting good public health policy, etc.), but all our books are $15, no discount code required. SPD Books – All books… Continue Reading List of #virtualbookfair sales

One Good Question: Seyward Goodhand and Andrew Forbes

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One Good Question is a series in which two authors ask each other a single question. In this installment, Andrew Forbes and Seyward Goodhand talk about literary neighbourhoods, eating artichokes with Doris Lessing, and do their best to squeeze in more questions. Andrew Forbes: Genre tags are, of course, problematic. At best they’re reductive, and at… Continue Reading One Good Question: Seyward Goodhand and Andrew Forbes

2020 Reading Resolutions

Invisible author reading resolutions for 2020

Our authors have reading resolutions—lots of them. From finally finishing a certain book to reading more diversely and drinking more Champagne, here are Invisible authors’ reading goals for 2020: Anna Leventhal, author of Sweet Affliction: My 2020 resolution is to read more nonfiction, which I recently realized I don’t do nearly enough of (my 2019… Continue Reading 2020 Reading Resolutions

Rewriting History: Why I made a minor, tiny, virtually insignificant change to The Utility of Boredom

An updated edition of Andrew Forbes's book The Utility of Boredom: Baseball Essays is now available.

If, in the near future, you were to purchase a copy of The Utility of Boredom, and if, let’s say, you or someone you know already owned a copy of same, purchased at some point between now and back in April of 2016, when the book was initially published, and if you were to open… Continue Reading Rewriting History: Why I made a minor, tiny, virtually insignificant change to The Utility of Boredom