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Radio: WPR: "To the Best of Our Knowledge," KCRW: "Bookworm" and related film shows on KCRW Santa Monica, CA; WNYC: "Brian Lehrer Show" "Leonard Lopate Show," "Studio 360," KPFA: "Cover to Cover," KFAI: "Write on Radio" Print: Village Voice, New York Times, LA Weekly, Los Angeles Times, SF Bay Guardian, The Stranger, Make/Shift, Bomb, Bookforum, Film Comment, Film Quarterly, Cineaste, Vertigo: Culture, Politics and Vision, Zoetrope: All Story (excerpt), Paris Review (excerpt), Poets and Writers, Sight and Sound Web: Slate, Salon, Complete Review, Identity Theory Substantial author tour with contributors who live around the country. Academic marketing: Exhibit at AWP

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Brian Pera is the author of Troublemaker (St.Martin's Press) and the writer/director of the film The Way I See Things. The Way I see Things was selected as part of Los Angeles Outfest's Four in Focus program, was one of three finalists for the Scion First Time Filmmaker Award, and featured in the Focus section at The 2008 Thessaloniki International Film Festival in Greece. It continues to tour festivals. Pera has written for the San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Stranger, Make/Shift, Mall Punk, Mirage, Nerve, Nest, Fanzine, and The Commercial Appeal, among other publications. Masha Tupitsyn is a fiction writer and cultural critic. In 2004, she worked as the Assistant Literary Editor at BOMB Magazine. She is the author of Beauty Talk & Monsters, a collection of film-based stories Semiotext(e) Press, 2007). She is currently working on her new book, Screen to Screen, a collection of essays. Her fiction and criticism has appeared or is forthcoming in Animal Shelter, Fanzine, Creative Aggression, the anthology Wreckage of Reason: XXperimental Women Writers Writing in the 21st Century, Make/Shift, Bookforum, Fence, Five Fingers Review, and San Francisco's KQED's The Writer's Block.


"Tupitsyn, a film critic and former assistant literary editor of Bomb, tosses her never-quite-named (but seemingly consistent) female narrator between ages, cities and especially men in this lovely, unconventional debut, but gives her an unalloyed solace in the form of cinema." -- Praise for Beauty Talk and Monsters, in Publishers Weekly "The experience of reading Beauty Talk & Monsters is humid, intimate, and juicy; like spying through a window at a neighbor's television set..." -- Michelle Tea, San Francisco Chronicle

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