Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Fran Lebowitz loves David Carkeet (and so do we!)

Over on The Rumpus, an Overlook favorite, Kevin Nolan looks back at writer Fran Lebowitz's 1997 appearance on Charlie Rose. It's a "year in books" episode, and Nolan found Lebowitz's mention of Overlook author David Carkeet particularly interesting.

Lebowitz also mentions a writer I would not have known in 1997 and was still unaware of until recently: mystery writer David Carkeet. He’s very funny, said Lebowitz, and she highly recommended Carkeet’s debut comic novel Double Negative. It was nominated for an Edgar Award in 1980, and it is being kept in print today, appropriately perhaps, by Overlook Press. (Carkeet’s newest novel, From Away, was published last year, also by Overlook.) Double Negative is the first of three books featuring the character Jeremy Cook, who, like Carkeet, is a linguist.

We have David Carkeet's backlist available in paperback--check it out! And go here to see some of the fantastic reviews From Away received. The holidays are over--if 2011 is the year you resolve to find a new author, this might be a perfect book for you.

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