Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Scott Blackwood's Novel Now Available

We Agreed To Meet Just Here, the AWP award-winning novel by Scott Blackwood (our very own director), hit the bookshelves this week and is now available on Amazon. Published by New Issues Press, Blackwood's novel is "a lyrical mystery about disappearance, told in precise and luminous prose."

We Agreed To Meet Just Here has already garnered some good reviews in Texas Monthly and My San Antonio. Here's what others have to say:

"Extravagantly beautiful and yet offhand, We Agreed to Meet Just Here sweeps us along with its lush, hypnotic prose. Each of its characters is drawn to the illusion of forbidden perfection, the belief that the darkness, absence, and silence from which babies arrive and into which the dead enter is numinous proof our every wish will be fulfilled. As readers, we see what Scott Blackwood’s characters can’t see: a world so perfectly wrought every small gesture or urge matters."  --Debra Monroe, author of Shambles

"This little gem of a book puts on lush display Scott Blackwood's talent for measuring and connecting the previously un-connectable in lived experience, and making of it an entirely new whole which we immediately accept as true, natural, exhilarating, even inevitable. He is a lovely sentence writer, and this first novel sparkles with invention." --Richard Ford

Scott Blackwood will be reading an excerpt from We Agreed To Meet Just Here during the AWP Conference next week, on Friday, February 13th in Roosevelt's Gage Gallery. More details soon.


Jamie Winger said...

congratulations Scott!

Lauren Stacks said...

Woo hoo!

Can't wait to pick up a copy for my overflowing bookshelf :)