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Fiction for Driving

Madison Smartt Bell reads from his new novel in a podcast for BOMB Magazine

March 22, 2011 Last month, Chapter 16 published an interview with Madison Smartt Bell and an excerpt from his forthcoming novel, The Color of Night. Now Bell gives a reading from the book in BOMB Magazine‘s series, “Fiction for Driving Across America.” Download the podcast here.

Updated March 24: Here’s another interview with Bell, this time in Granta, in which he explains how he gets his ideas: “A lot of my stories are like lint in your pocket. Little pieces keep sticking together until finally you have to do something about it.” The interview is a companion piece to a new, “rather weird” (Bell’s own description) story, “Rabbit Cycling”, also in Granta‘s “Aliens” issue. Both interview and story are illustrated by drawings (napkin doodlings?) that Bell did himself.

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