We’re happy to announce the beginning of a new series on our website: a page called “Lit’erally Series.” Laura Albert will be speaking with an international range of activist creators, and sharing excerpts of their conversations as videos; each new video will be accompanied by an introduction written by Laura.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Jaime Wyatt got together with Laura for this heart-to-heart video talk about getting through the holidays sober, abstinent, and clean. The honesty they share helps in getting through the rest of the year too…
You all know Winsome Brown not just as the Obie-award-winning stage actor, the powerhouse performer in such series as Supergirl, Elementary, Heights, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and notable films like Paul Greengrass’s News of the World with Tom Hanks, but also for her extraordinary work reading the novel SARAH for its audiobook release as well as “Baby Doll” in the audiobook of The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things. But she is also featured in the new dramatic mini-series Dopesick on Hulu, playing Theresa Sackler, corporate profiteer from the drug OxyContin. For Diane Pernet’s A Shaded View on Fashion, Winsome and Laura got together to record an extended video interview, discussing Dopesick, other manifestations of addiction, and a lot more! And you can see it right HERE!
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BOMB Magazine has just released its new interview with Laura, which you can read right HERE!
In “The Persona Is Political,” Laura has an in-depth talk with writer Lindsey Novak and speaks for herself about a range of topics, from the new audiobooks of SARAH and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things to the inherent polyphony of JT LeRoy, her fiction’s elevation of queerness, the processing of trauma, and much more. Don’t miss it!
Yes, we’re doing another one! Our Zoom gathering back in March, to celebrate Blackstone Publishing’s release of the audiobook of The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, was such a hit that we’re convening a second event on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 6 PM PDT / 9 PM EDT.
Our host once again will be author Grant Faulkner, and the one-hour event will feature Laura Albert along with readers from The Heart audiobook: Alissa Bennett, Winsome Brown, Laila Hayani, Donovan Leitch, Darnell Martin, Libby Mintz, and Pamela Sneed. We may be joined by a few other friends, but most of all we’re hoping you will join us, so please be there! You can attend on Facebook by watching it at Blackstone Publishing’s Facebook PAGE or by visiting its own EVENT PAGE – and with this direct link, no registration or password is required, just click and you’ll be there! See you then!
We’re delighted to announce a special Zoom gathering and reading to celebrate the release by Blackstone Publishing of the audiobook of The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things!
On Wednesday March 31, 2021, at 6 PM PDT / 9 PM EDT, you can celebrate along with Laura Albert and readers from The Heart audiobook: Winsome Brown, Christelle de Castro, Laura Desiree, Kerris Dorsey, Julie Mintz, Daniel Newman, and other special guests! The event will be hosted by author Grant Faulkner.
If you wish to attend on Facebook, visit this event page; or you can watch it at Blackstone Publishing’s Facebook PAGE; or those without a Facebook account can join us for the one-hour reading by registering directly on Zoom HERE!
We have more special events planned, including a second Zoom gathering in May! We’ll let you know once the details are finalized…
Now that the holidays are upon us, and a new year is about to begin, we wanted to share this video with you. In the face of pandemic and loss, this brief moment from a recent Zoom gathering reminds us all once again of the healing power of shared artistic expression – and of what Dante called “the Love that moves the Sun and the other stars.”
The celebrated Scottish author Irvine Welsh, whose novels include Trainspotting and Porno, has launched Offended by Irvine Welsh, a new series on Sky Arts, which explores the artist’s capacity to offend – and the different forms of blowback from the offended. Speaking to Daisy Buchanan on the You’re Booked podcast, Welsh responded to a question about JT LeRoy with an eloquent defense of the right of artists to create in the ways they see fit. Check out this video:
We are honored to say that Laura Albert was invited to speak as part of Encuentro Internacional de Escritores: Tiempo de Literatura 2020: “The Narrative Universe of Laura Albert” was a wide-ranging ZOOM conversation (in English!) between Laura and Fernanda Melchor, International Booker Prize Shortlist author for her acclaimed new novel, Hurricane Season; the moderator was Karla Michelle Canett. If you missed the live stream, you can watch their lively and heartfelt talk HERE.
We are overjoyed to announce the release of Laura Albert’s classic novel SARAH as an audiobook from Blackstone Publishing!
The Obie-winning actor Winsome Brown breathes life into this unforgettable tale with her enchanting and powerful reading. Order your copy HERE and have the SARAH audiobook to take with you and listen, anywhere and any time! Along with the complete text of the novel, this recording also includes artist Leigh Ledare reading Billy Corgan’s Foreword to SARAH. Get your copy now!
“It was a singular honor and a privilege to be chosen to narrate this amazing, funny, heartbreaking, life-changing novel. I hope you’ll check out this beautiful book — a bestseller and world changer for so many people.” – Winsome Brown
From Laura Albert:
We were looking for our SARAH reader / actor / narrator for a loooong time. It seemed near impossible to get the right fit – someone who could get underneath all of what is there, what is so very complex to convey. I sure did all I could to avoid it – but that’s another story… Once I met Winsome Brown – which felt very much of being guided – it was clear. A writer can have no greater wish than to have their words brought forth with all the compassion, humor, wit, and emotional depth Winsome Brown can transmit. And in that transmitting, she performs a sort of transmigration of spirit, allowing you to savor the joy in all the darkness. I am profoundly honored and grateful to Winsome for bringing SARAH alive. Thank you so very much to Jayme Mattler and Bryan Barney and everyone at Blackstone Publishing, BIG LUVS Bill Clegg Agency-family! Nicole Gagné-for birthing SARAH. And wait till you all hear all the folks on The Heart is Deceitful Above All Thing audiobook coming THIS FALL! WHOOT! Mazel Tov!