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Monday, November 13, 2006

Dream Writers?

As the series chugs inexorably (ambles merrily) (strides manfully) (limps painfully) (hides dizzily) (yes, I've been watching too much Top Model) towards the possibility of signing up some more new books in 2007 - but please don't send me anything yet! - thoughts turn to potential authors. God knows if any of these people would even want to write one, but my dream list would include:

Scarlett Thomas
Mark Danielewski
Haruki Murakami
Robert Forster
Ian Rankin
Richard Powers
Louise Welsh
Helen DeWitt

If there are any people you would love to see write a book for the series, let me know in the comments section - thanks!

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

dave eggers
zadie smith
knox robinson

Anonymous said...

Colson Whitehead
David Foster Wallace

Anonymous said...

Steve Barker, of the The Wire BBC! If you're writing about music, Barker is the one person you gotta have in this series.

Pete said...

Nick Hornby!

Mike said...

William T. Vollmann
Amy Hempel
Nicholson Baker

BurnYrHouseDown said...

If you could score Thomas Pynchon I would sign my soul over to you.

You already named another great one in Murakami.

I also like the books by musicians themselves--perhaps Bob Pollard could do something interesting. Or Ted Leo--that guy always has a lot to say. Or maybe Joanna Newsom or Neko Case. They seem like they'd have a lot of interesting things to say about a favorite album.

Chad Nevett said...

I second Nick Hornby.

Chuck Klosterman could be a good choice, too.

Anonymous said...

I understand why people think Nick Hornby would be a good choice, but I think for him to do a book in this series would be sort of gross.

Anonymous said...

i second colson whitehead!

also:
greg tate
nelson george

Anonymous said...

Vollmann!
D.F. Wallace!
Zizek!

Anonymous said...

Bobby Pollard
Jack Rabid
Ian Christie
Neil Peart

Robert's Reviews said...

Morrisey
Thom Yorke
David Sedaris
Geoff Travis
David Mitchell
Jon Savage

borneman said...

Eugene Chadbourne

Jeff Tweedy
John Zorn
Marc Ribot

How about a poet:
Jed Rasula
Ron Silliman!!!!

Anonymous said...

Geoff Dyer

James M said...

Lucius Shepard:

Mainly a writer of literate SF/fantasy/horror, he spent a chunk of the '70s in rock bands, plus he specializes in works of novella length. He'd be great for something like Miles Davis' '70s work. Here's a short essay he wrote on the topic:

http://www.nightshadebooks.com/discus/messages/32/618.html?1153128339

Nick said...

Brian Evenson
http://www.largeheartedboy.com/blog/archive/2006/10/book_notes_bria.html

dmcleese said...

rick moody
jonathan lethem
george pelecanos

Anonymous said...

What about David Barker, PhD?

Anonymous said...

ha ha. something tells me the boat's sailed on that one, eh dr. david?

Tim Lucas said...

Me!

Anonymous said...

Musicians:
Nick Cave
Bob Dylan
Mark E Smith

Hows about expanding the range to include graphics from the likes of Alan Moore or Grant Morrison?

Anonymous said...

David E. James (film scholar)
Martin Scorsese

John Mark said...

i like the mark e. smith suggestion, but only if it's written in dialect.

Anonymous said...

I would seriously recommend getting in touch with Dr. Jonathan Smele, a lecturer in Russian history at the University of London. Aside from knowing Russia inside out and back again, he's also the foremost Daniel Johnston expert in Britain and was the first man to interview Teenage Fanclub. Fine scholarly writing + a love for pop= instant success, no?

St. Murse said...

Stephen Chbosky, author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower (the last novel that floored me). He loves music and knows how to write about what music can mean to adolescents coming of age.

Anonymous said...

Rebecca Brown
Kathleen Hanna
Ted Leo
Jeff Chang

Joseph Kyle said...

Might I humbly recommend myself?

Anonymous said...

David Marchese

Anonymous said...

Bret Easton Ellis... His random thoughts in American Psycho (via Patrick Batemen) on Huey Lewis and Genesis helped me get through that book. He could surely tackle an important '80s album with ease.

alexandra k said...

John Darnielle.

www.lastplanetojakarta.com

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'll do one.

Scarlett T
www.bookgirl.org