As part of his new series Read This One Colin Winnette talks with Lauren Wilkinson about Sayaka Murata’s novel Convenience Store Woman over at The Believer:
Colin Winnette was announced as judge for New Delta Review’s Ryan R. Gibbs Flash Fiction Contest.
Haints Stay is something like as if Cormac McCarthy’s bloody West were touched by the hand of Samuel Beckett, and something of the aesthetic spirit child of Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man, except for more honest.
"Under the radar, worth picking up: The Job of the Wasp. A creepy, pretty unique take on the boarding school ghost story. Some brilliant rhetorical gambits by narrator. Very weird. Perhaps a bit murky at the end. Wldn't be surprised to see it on the Shirley Jackson Award ballot."
He’s like William Faulkner filtered through Poe and sprinkled with a bizarro version of Flannery O’Connor. If you like strange, harsh, disturbing literature, The Job of the Wasp is not to be missed.