INDIAN MADE FOREIGN LIQUOR

My publisher went out of business, which means my novel INDIAN MADE FOREIGN LIQUOR is on offer once again. If you’re a publisher and are interested in taking a look, please feel free to get in touch. Click to download a sample chapter.

Event: Literary Death Match

Come see me on Oct. 17th (if you’re in Tulsa) at the third annual Literary Death Match

On Bohemian Life in the Sooner State

 

HOMEWARD BOUND: Tahlequah via Brooklyn: James McGirk writes notes from a screened-in porch in a city that sleeps.

Amy McGirk in the Tahlequah Daily Press

A Tale of Two Cherokee Chiefs

Tahlequah, Oklahoma is a bucolic swatch of storefronts and brick bungalows nestled among rolling hills and lazy rivers. Situated in northeast Oklahoma, it is the capital of Cherokee Nation, which, with nearly 300,000 members (189,000 of whom live in the state), is the second-largest Indian tribe in the country, and a domestic dependent nation with its own court system and government.

 

Inside the Abattoir

PLAY THE PONIES: A tour of the horse-meat food chain, from family pastures to foreign burger tastings, ahead of the opening of horse slaughter in Oklahoma. By James McGirk.

Dave Hickey, Art World Apostate

Dave Hickey had a hell of a month. He announced his retirement from the art world to The Observer: “What can I tell you?” he said. “It’s nasty and it’s stupid. I’m an intellectual and I don’t care if I’m not invited to the party. I quit.”

Roscoe update

Happy to report that Roscoe, the junkyard dog discussed in September’s column, was rescued from the local dog fighting ring. The alleged dognapper has been arrested.

The Q&A: James Ellroy

JAMES ELLROY is the author of 13 novels, each grander in scale than the last. Perhaps best known for “L.A. Confidential” and “The Black Dahlia”, both of which were adapted to film, Mr Ellroy writes books that are often part of a short series and almost always door-stoppers. But his latest work, “Shakedown”, is a dramatic departure: it is a slim, one-volume, digital-only novella.