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Last night I saw Deb Olin Unferth read as part of the St. Mark’s Bookshop Reading Series. There were only a handful of people there, which made me quite sad because everyone I know (and a few others on top of that) should have been there. Deb’s funny and talented and last year she wrote a short-story called “Deb Olin Unferth” that made me so insanely jealous I lay awake most of the night wishing I’d written it. There’s a nifty little animated short film of it here. And despite the New York Times’ lukewarm review of her new novel Vacation (boo Madison Smartt Bell!), I’m adding it to my must read list. Word on the street is that it’s pretty fab.

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