Posts tagged ‘The Ask’

March 24, 2011

“I Don’t Know If You’d Call It Stealing” — Sam Lipsyte, Book Thief

by Biblioklept

Sam Lipsyte read live from his novel The Ask last year on HTML GIANT’s Ustream channel. The reading was cool but the best part was the q&a session afterward. We asked Lipsyte the one question all true biblioklepts are dying to know (and the one question we ask every person we interview): “Have you ever stolen a book?”

Here’s Lipsyte’s response, which you can hear/see at 31:25 in the video:

‘Have you ever stolen a book?’ There was one time when I stole a few books when I worked in a library; it was a university library and my job was to stick the metal strips into the spines of the books that would set off the alarm. And so if a particularly good book came through (and this only happened three or four times) I just wouldn’t–I don’t know if I’d call it stealing–but I wouldn’t put the strip in. And then once it was shelved I would take it.

That’s a pretty sophisticated operation. Kudos to Lipsyte for his candor.

 

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March 24, 2011

Sam Lipsyte Makes Pork Buns, Considers Placentophagy

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March 22, 2011

“There Are at Least Two or Three Masturbation Scenes” — Sam Lipsyte Defends His Novel The Ask

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May 28, 2010

Sam Lipsyte, Book Thief

by Biblioklept

Sam Lipsyte read live from his new novel The Ask last night at HTML GIANT’s Ustream channel. The reading was cool but the best part was the q&a session afterward. We asked Lipsyte the one question all true biblioklepts are dying to know (and the one question we ask every person we interview): “Have you ever stolen a book?”

Here’s Lipsyte’s response, which you can hear/see at 31:25 in the video:

‘Have you ever stolen a book?’ There was one time when I stole a few books when I worked in a library; it was a university library and my job was to stick the metal strips into the spines of the books that would set off the alarm. And so if a particularly good book came through (and this only happened three or four times) I just wouldn’t–I don’t know if I’d call it stealing–but I wouldn’t put the strip in. And then once it was shelved I would take it.

That’s a pretty sophisticated operation. Kudos to Lipsyte for his candor.

April 27, 2010

Sam Lipsyte Interviewed at ReadRollShow

by Biblioklept

ReadRollShow‘s Dave Weich interviews Sam Lipsyte. Great little short clips, perfect for internet viewing. They have three up so far, all embedded below–

February 25, 2010

Sam Lipsyte Reading from His New Novel, The Ask

by Biblioklept

You can read the first 20 pages of Sam Lipsyte’s The Ask here.

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