NYC / WV — Scott McClanahan (b. 1978) is the author of eight book: Stories (2008), Stories II (2009), Stories V! (2011), The Collected Works of Scott McClanahan Vol. 1 (2012), Crapalachia (2013, Two Dollar Radio), Hill William (2013, Tyrant Books), The Incantations of Daniel Johnston (2016, Two Dollar Radio), and The Sarah Book (2017, Tyrant Books), which NPR called "brave, triumphant and beautiful." It is. They also said "it reads like a fever dream, and it feels like a miracle." It fkn does. https://store.nytyrant.com/products/pre-order-the-sarah-book-by-scott-mcclanahanSarah Book excerpt (2017): http://magazine.nytyrant.com/excerpt-sarah-book/Scott also co-founded the press Holler Presents.Very grateful to Scott for a taking a sec to riff one time.Intro song 'broders' by yamz from Filadelphia Yamz.http://1storyhaus.com/index.html- STC
In seinem Roman „Sarah“ erzählt der Amerikaner Scott McClanahan die Geschichte einer gescheiterten Liebe auf so drastische wie tragikomische Weise.Aus dem amerikanischen Englisch von Clemens J. Setzars vivendi VerlagISBN 978-3-7472-0107-7206 Seiten22 Euro
For Bookin's 13th episode, we are joined by Scott McClanahan, who discusses curses, West Virginia, Two Dollar Radio, Jeff Jackson, the line between fiction and memoir, and shame. Scott is the author of Crapalachia and The Incantations of Daniel Johnston published by Two Dollar Radio, and Hill William and The Sarah Book published by Tyrant Press. Scott will be at the North Carolina Book Festival on 2/23 in conversation with Jeff Jackson (Kings, 5:00pm).
The Sarah Book is master storyteller Scott McClanahan's portrait of new love, young heartbreak, the coming together of families, and families coming undone. As much as this book takes place in Appalachia, it also takes place in the universe. Its landscapes are the highways and basements and dirty rooms where we are eternally condemned and redeemed. McClanahan has written a love letter to divorce, in a language somewhere between Romantic poetry and a distilled mountain twang. The Sarah Book is an unforgettable tale told by one of today's finest writers.
Ep7: The Sarah Podcast (Scott McClanahan's The Sarah Book)
DEATH // SENTENCE
In this episode, I discuss what it means to be a Dirtbag in reference to Scott McClanahan's The Sarah Book, and relate the true story of my high school years, when I found myself very much in love with a girl (Noelle), who I wanted to take to an Iron Maiden concert, even though she had a boyfriend, but who ended up taking *me* to an Iron Maiden concert in a heartwarming twist. I also talk about Ramen, porn theatres, atonal music, Chapo, Appalachia, academia and I read poetry like I'm fancy or something.Music by Twilight Fauna: https://twilightfauna.bandcamp.com/Read this thing here: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/01/under-neoliberalism-you-can-be-your-own-tyrannical-bossAnd buy The Sarah Book from Tyrant Books: https://nytyrant.com/collections/titles/products/pre-order-the-sarah-book-by-scott-mcclanahan
Scott McMclanahan reminices about his youthful exploits, the middle school band he got kicked out of, pop culture, panda head poet wars, furries & The Sarah Book. He gives me terrible podcasting tips about how to alienate my audience more. We also talk about how Noah Cicero is so weird & cool & how being obsessed with social media is overrated. Join us for this rambly & hilarious detour from reality where Scott drops his pearls of Southern wisdom. Scott McClanahan is the author of Hill William, Crapalachia, The Sarah Book & other stories. He lives in West Virginia.
Scott McClanahan came on the podcast to talk about The Sarah Book, lies, drinking, Walter Mosely, writing directly, the bullshit of "literary" stuff, and Red Lobster cheddar biscuits. We had a lot of fun. Enjoy!