Jason DeYoung


My review of The Expedition to the Baobab Tree by Wilma Stockenström came out over at The Austin Review blog.  Additionally, my interview with Jody Bolz appeared in Numéro Cinq last month, and it also included a review of her new book Shadow Play.


My piece of flash fiction, “Wish-Away,” was published in theNewerYork.


My interview with Micheline Aharonian Marcom was posted at Numéro Cinq this month.  Additionally, a little story of mine, “Wish-Away,” is forthcoming in theNewerYork.


My review of Joseph McElroy’s Cannonball is up over at Music & Literature.


My interview with Joesph McElroy was published this month over at Numéro Cinq.  Also, it looks like didn’t note that I had a review of Stig Saeterbakken’s Through the Night come out back in August.


Numéro Cinq posted my review of Micheline Aharonian Marcom’s A Brief History of Yes this month.


A couple of good pieces of news.  I had a short piece of fiction come out last month in Thrice Fiction.   Also I shepherded K. E. Semmel’s translation of of Simon Fruelund’s “Albatross” to publication over at Numéro Cinq.


Numéro Cinq posted my review of Stig Sæterbakken’s Self-Control this month. Also, two new stories were accepted in February—one in Thrice Fiction and another in REAL—and I’ll have a review of The Longest Race by Ed Ayres out in Pace Running Magazine later this Spring.  Surprised by how productive February turned out!

Review & Interview

Two new pieces up over at Numéro Cinq this week—an interview with George Singleton and a review of his new book Stray Decorum.


Numéro Cinq recently posted my review of Shane Jones’s Daniel Fights a Hurricane.

“Beauty in novels is important to me,” Shane Jones says in a recent BOMB interview. “I really don’t care for novels that have an agenda, a political statement, a sassy take on contemporary society. Give me something fucked-up and beautiful.”  Wistful yet playful, Shane Jones’s novel Daniel Fights a Hurricane wrings out an unsettling story about madness and suffering for love.  It’s a novel reminiscent of Don Quixote, some stories in the Christian Bible, and accounts of other eccentrics, but it’s remarkable on its own merits for breaking with narrative orthodoxies while uncovering what is soulful and heartbreaking about its characters. And, yes, it has that hallucinogenic combo of being fucked-up and beautiful. Read the rest here.