Bumblemoth: News from the Studio

NEW NOVEL / “A LONG CURVING SCAR WHERE THE HEART SHOULD BE”

August 22, 2017

Quintan Ana Wikswo’s A LONG CURVING SCAR WHERE THE HEART SHOULD BE / forthcoming October 2017 / Stalking Horse Press I’m delighted to announce the upcoming publication of my second book, a fabulist family history – a novel with photographs that surrounds sexuality, resistance, and the battle for independence in the mixed-race town of Lynchburg, […]

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ONGOING PRAISE & PRESS FOR “THE HOPE OF FLOATING HAS CARRIED US THIS FAR”

July 10, 2017

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY “In these stories, author and visual artist Wikswo’s juxtaposes dreamy, surreal prose with shadowed, ambiguous, occluded dreamscapes to haunting effect. Her stories defy narrative and instead read like a series of short poems or incantations—heady, euphoric, and full with loss.” Wikswo’s singular lines strike like the tone of a bell, resonating across pages, […]

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New Novel Nominated for American Library Association Stonewall Award

December 4, 2017

Thank you to the American Library Association for its nomination of my book A LONG CURVING SCAR WHERE THE HEART SHOULD BE for a 2017-18 Stonewall Award. The first and most enduring award for GLBT books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. Since […]

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LAMBDA LITERARY LGBTQIA+ LAMMY BEST BOOK 2017 NOMINATION

December 4, 2017

Delighted to announce that A LONG CURVING SCAR WHERE THE HEART SHOULD BE is nominated for the prestigious and culturally visionary Lammy Awards by Lambda Literary. I am honored by the association of tremendous path-forging artists. The book explores my family legacy of queerness within the mixed-race, genderqueer outskirts of Charlottesville, Virginia in the 1930s. Part fiction, […]

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Jeff VanderMeer on the new novel: “Beautiful, horrifying, passionate, and bold…Necessary to Read at this Point in Time”

December 2, 2017

Jeff VanderMeer on my new novel – “Beautiful, horrifying, passionate, and bold, A LONG CURVING SCAR WHERE THE HEART SHOULD BE is a fascinating chronicle of the effects of place and history on the individual, and a record of how little of the inequities of that history in this country have yet been held to […]

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Lidia Yuknavich on the new novel: “I felt my skin shiver…Under the belly of the south where its very sex sits, the women in this story bring themselves back to life.”

December 2, 2017

Personal icon Lidia Yuknavich writes about my new novel A LONG CURVING SCAR WHERE THE HEART SHOULD BE: “Wikswo peels back history to image, lyric, and the body so viscerally I felt my skin shiver. Under the belly of the south where its very sex sits, the women in this story bring themselves back to […]

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Dennis Cooper on the new novel: “One one of this year’s big amazements for me. What she gets at here feels gigantic, a world torn to shreds and vivified by unsparing prose whose beauty is letter-perfect””

December 1, 2017

    Dennis Cooper writes “”One of this year’s big amazements – whose beauty is letter-perfect” and chooses A LONG CURVING SCAR WHERE THE HEART SHOULD BE as one of his top four books he’s read and loved!  He writes,  “Quintan Ana Wikswo’s novel is one of this year’s big amazements for me. What she […]

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20 BEST BOOKS OF 2017: Luna Luna

November 30, 2017

Luna Luna Magazine and editor Joanne Valente has named my new novel-with-photographs A LONG CURVING SCAR WHERE THE HEART SHOULD BE one of the top twenty books of 2017. Check it out here! Exploring my family’s multiracial and gender-bending history outside Charlottesville, Virginia in the 1930s, this book was supported by a National Endowment for […]

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12/12/17 BOOK LAUNCH: COLLECTED WORKS

November 29, 2017

The launch for my new novel-with-photographs A LONG CURVING SCAR WHERE THE HEART SHOULD BE is hosted by the beloved Collected Works Bookstore on December 12 at 6pm – along with the launch of James Reich’s newest book SOFT INVASIONS. Check out the listing here and the facebook invite here.  The readings will be followed by a […]

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FORTHCOMING ANTHOLOGY: “Strange Attractors” on University of Massachusetts Press

October 16, 2017

Delighted to have my nonfiction work COYOTE ON HOLY MOUNTAIN including in the forthcoming anthology STRANGE ATTRACTORS, edited by Edie Meidev, on University of Massachusetts Press.  I wrote this the manifesto that accompanies my odd text – part of my ongoing effort to decolonize nonfiction! And I love me a harangue. To read the piece, wait […]

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Interview: NPR’s Words on a Wire

October 15, 2017

Listen in here to an interview with the brilliant Tim Hernandez on my books, especially my 2015 short story collection THE HOPE OF FLOATING HAS CARRIED US THIS FAR. This is the first in a two-part series – the next will discuss my novel A LONG CURVING SCAR WHERE THE HEART SHOULD BE.  Host Tim […]

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FORTHCOMING ANTHOLOGY: They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing on Black Lawrence Press

October 6, 2017

Craig Foltz and I have a collaborative piece in the forthcoming anthology They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing on Black Lawrence Press, one of my favorite indie presses in the world today.  The editors Simone Muench is the author of the chapbook Trace and, Dean Rader is the author of the full-length collaborative poetry […]

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Forthcoming Anthology: “Nonagon” in Emergency Index by Ugly Duckling Presse

October 1, 2017

I’m delighted that “NONAGON FOR THE DEAD WHO ARE RISING,” my original piece for movement, monologue, and music by Arthur Kell will be forthcoming in Ugly Duckling Presse’s EMERGENCY INDEX: AN ANNUAL DOCUMENT OF PERFORMANCE PRACTICE . My original performance monologue/text was first published in Numero Cinq magazine and since then has been performed in multiple situations.  […]

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INTERVIEW: Quintan Ana Wikswo in Jackalope

September 26, 2017

click here to read the interview by Chantelle Mitchell – here’s an excerpt: “Have you noticed anything specific about your artistic process? It helps to have enemies. I think I write for retribution, vengeance, emotional reparations. I’ve been thinking a lot about emotional reparations and emotional justice because there’s no real money in writing, so those of […]

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Interview: Exhibition at University of Missouri

September 26, 2017

I’m interviewed here in Vox magazine by Caroline Watkins: “It Happened” art exhibit displays work created by survivors of sexual assault The exhibit confronts the harsh reality of sexual assault through a variety of mediums Quintan Ana Wikswo, a featured artist in the exhibition, describes why the discussion of sexual assault and gender violence on college […]

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NPR RADIO INTERVIEW #1 of 2: 9/17/17 on Words on a Wire with Tim Hernandez and Daniel Chacon

August 22, 2017

My first interview with the jaw-dropping Tim Hernandez will air on one of my favorite NPR literary programs, WORDS ON A WIRE on Sunday, September 17th. You can go to their website to tune in, and the session will be archived for global listening. We’ll be talking about my first book, a semi-memoir hybrid-nonfiction collection of […]

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PRE-ORDER NOVEL + EARLY PRAISE

August 22, 2017

“Beautiful, horrifying, passionate, and bold. A Long Curving Scar is all of these things, in addition to a stirring and compelling read…but it is also a fascinating chronicle of the effects of place and history on the individual, and a record of how little of the inequities of that history in this country have yet […]

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