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Books We Recommend This March

Wilson Josephson recommends: Annihilation: A Novel by Jeff VanderMeer Right now, I'm reading Jeff Vandermeer's "Annihilation" in the hopes of spoiling the new film adaptation for myself. I certainly have qualms, but it's a relief to be reminded tha...

2018: The Year in Preview

Here at Maudlin House, we are ready to let go of 2017. Neither because we are unsentimental or callous (we aren’t!), nor because it was a particularly bad year (it was!)--but because there is so very much to look forward to in 2018. Here’s a taste of...

Books We Recommend This October

Nikki Barnhart recommends: Female Trouble by Antonya Nelson Female Trouble by Antonya Nelson - Antonya Nelson is kind of like the prodigal child of Raymond Carver and Mary Gaitskill. Her short-story collection Female Trouble opens with an epigraph ...

Books We Recommend This September

Nikki Barnhart recommends: Brave New World by Louisa Luna  Somehow, Louisa Luna’s “Brave New Girl” has gone largely overlooked since its publication in 2001. This makes me both mad that it hasn’t gotten the recognition it deserves and a little bit ...

Books We Recommend This July

Nikki Barnhart recommends: Meet Me in the Bathroom by Elizabeth Goodman   "Meet Me in the Bathroom" by Elizabeth Goodman is an oral history of the NYC rock scene from 2001-2011, in the vein of the classic "Please Kill Me." It's (probably)...

Books We Recommend This June

Kyle Flak recommends: The Collected Writings of Joe Brainard "What a fun, friendly book full of variety and love! Keep it around on a coffee table and for the rest of your life, you'll never be lonely or bored."       Clair...

Books We Recommend This May

Mallory Smart recommends: Dust Bunny City by Bud Smith and Rae Buleri   Dust Bunny City is a collection of drawings, poetry and prose that explore the offbeat underbelly of New York City. Split into two parts, Tic Tac Toe and Orange Peel, it fo...

Books We Recommend This April

Laura Knicklebine recommends: The House of the Spirits   This is a romance drenched, vintage Chilean fairy tale. Daughter of the Estaban family Clara is blessed by angelic influence that causes others to swell with admiration over her. Her...

Do you want to write for Maudlin?

Yep, we are looking to bring on more staff! Maudlin House is looking for someone who’s creative and energetic. We need someone who is experimental, responsive, and ready to jump in! We're primarily looking for interviewers and columnists, but feel f...

Books We Recommend This March

Laura Knicklebine recommends: “Never Let Me Go” Kazuo Ishiguro   In a strange, isolated boarding school, three children share childhoods together. They are “special” and brought up to believe so, until graduation day brings them to a grisl...

Books We Recommend This February

Benjamin Lee recommends: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven   Alexie remains as one of my favorite authors for his honest and raw perspective on Native American life. This collection of short stories continues that tradition by ...

Books We Recommend This January

Benjamin Lee recommends: The Things They Carried       Both a novel and collection of interrelated short stories, Tim O'Brien's half war memoir and writer's autobiography illuminates with his writing style and unique characters, d...

Books We Recommend This Month

  Benjamin Lee recommends: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury   The near-future. Firefighters that burn illegal books. A protagonist who finally questions his profession and the world around him. Classified as dystopian science fiction...