From the Editor
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
congratulates BOMB Gala honorees
James Keith Brown
and Eric G. Diefenbach
Each year BOMB hosts a literary contest to recognize the talents of an emerging writer, selected by a distinguished guest judge in the field.
Upcoming shows, retrospectives, and museum openings highlighted by Maika Pollack, Ratik Asokan, Alex Zafiris, Gideon Jacobs, Michael Barron, Wendy Vogel, Zack Hatfield, and Legacy Russell
New titles and reissues highlighted by Justin Taylor, Chelsea Hodson, Paul La Farge, Emmalea Russo, Alexandra Kleeman, Ted Dodson, Dan Sheehan, Kristen Radtke, Daniel Saldaña París, Marjorie Welish, Tobias Carroll, Jonathan Lee, Scott Esposito, and Lauren LeBlanc
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner, Kristen Gleason, whose work was selected by novelist Paul La Farge.
Our fiction contest returns. We are pleased to announce guest judge Paul La Farge, author of The Night Ocean. His recently published novel has received near universal praise; Gary Shteyngart calls it “the best novel of the year, almost any year.”
What I loved most about Klaus was his old-world elegance.
Recent and forthcoming highlights selected by Justin Taylor, John Keene, Albert Mobilio, Dawn Lundy Martin, Alan Gilbert, Ken Chen, Ander Monson, Chelsea Hodson, and Lawrence Giffin.
Selections by Mónica de la Torre, Matias Piñeiro, Hannah Holden, Sabine Russ, and Lisa Robertson.
Selections by Deana Lawson, C. Spencer Yeh, Andrew Bourne, Orit Gat, Clinton Krute, and Brian Evenson.
Selections by Kate Valk, Andrew Lampert, Tan Lin, Mary-Ann Monforton, and Ryan Chapman.
Selections by Nate Wooley, Laida Lertxundi, and Sarah Gerard.
Selections by Chris Kraus, Alan Licht, and Kelly Copper.
Selections by Ben Lerner, Jen Rosenblit, and Stanley Whitney.
Currently pursuing an MFA? We’d like to give you BOMB for free.
We deeply regret the sudden passing of Sarah Charlesworth, our co-founder and dear friend whose artwork and design graced BOMB’s very first cover and who has been a contributing editor ever since the magazine’s founding in 1981.
Here are some of our favorite articles from 2012, in a completely random order and selected rapidly and under pressure. Many of our favorites no doubt slipped through the cracks and, as such, are lost forever. Sike! Happy New Year!
Ever wonder what stuff the BOMB staff likes? Check out the new Stuff We Like column and then get watching, reading, and listening.
BOMB is pleased to announce the finalists of our 5th annual Fiction Contest, judged by novelist and essayist Rivka Galchen.