Jonathan Franzen and Robert Atwan have chosen Lee’s essay, “Bastards,” which originally appeared in The Georgia Review, for inclusion in The Best American Essays 2016, due out this autumn.
James Patterson and Otto Penzler have chosen Lee’s story, “A Man Looking for Trouble,” which originally appeared in Glimmer Train Stories, for inclusion in The Best American Mystery Stories, due out from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in October, 2015.
Happy to be talking with Kelly Link and Jacquelyn Mitchard about Ray Bradbury and other things writing-wise on GalleyCat: http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/kelly-link-lee-martin-jacquelyn-on-ray-bradbury_b56385
Here’s a link to a blog that has a favorable impression of Such a Life: http://boringoldwhiteguy.blogspot.com/2012/08/i-took-break-last-night.html?spref=fb
Here’s a link to an interview I did with Susan Cushman focusing on Such a Life: http://susancushman.com/writing-on-wednesdays-q-a-with-lee-martin-author-of-such-a-life/
Here’s a link to a new interview that appeared in The Pittsburgh Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/article/q-a-with-shadow-show-contributor-lee-martin
Here’s a link to information about SHADOW SHOW, a tribute anthology to Ray Bradbury that’s coming out in July 2012. I’m pleased to have my story, “Cat on a Bad Couch,” included along with stories from Margaret Atwood, Dan Chaon, Alice Hoffman, Jacqueline Mitchard, Dave Eggers, Harlan Ellison, and a number of other talented writers: http://www.gauntletpress.com/cgi-bin/gauntletpress/perlshop.cgi?ACTION=template&thispage=ShadowShow&ORDER_ID=924177964
My story, “Light Opera,” appears in the anthology, Stories Wanting Only to Be Heard: Selected Fiction from Six Decades of The Georgia Review, available now from the University of Georgia Press.
My story, “Anywhere, Please,” appears in the recently released anthology, Blue Christmas: Holiday Stories for the Rest of Us. http://www.booksandbooks.com/book/9780983937814
Break the Skin in Commentary: http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2011/08/30/break-the-skin/
A nice review of Break the Skin: http://thelongestchapter.com/2011/08/11/a-sisterhood-of-lonely-hearts/
I’ll be talking about Break the Skin on WOSU’s (89.7 FM) “All Sides Weekend/Books” from 11 until noon (EST) on July 29. http://wosu.org/radio/
Break the Skin on the Kacey Kowars Show: http://kowars.blogspot.com/
The New York Times likes Break the Skin: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/20/books/break-the-skin-by-lee-martin-review.html
Break the Skin in Chapter 16: http://www.chapter16.org/content/soaking-voices
Break the Skin in The Columbus Dispatch: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/arts/stories/2011/06/19/area-author-draws-from-small-town-upbringing.html?sid=101
Vogue.com names Break the Skin a thriller that will have you on the edge of your beach towel this summer: http://www.vogue.com/culture/article/pulp-fiction-vogue-picks-the-thrillers-that-will-have-you-at-the-edge-of-your-beach-towel/
Read an interview about Break the Skin and Midwestern literature at The Story Is the Cure:
Break the Skin on WritingRaw: http://www.writingraw.com/interviews.html
A playlist for Break the Skin appears at Largehearted Boy: http://blog.largeheartedboy.com/
A brief essay about Break the Skin appears on PowellsBooks.Blog at the following link:
Another brief essay about the writing of Break the Skin appears on Read It Forward at the following link: http://read-it-forward.crownpublishing.com/2011/06/09/lee-martin-on-writing-from-the-heartland-in-break-the-skin/
A “Question and Answer” featuring Break the Skin appears on Amazon.com at the following link: http://www.amazon.com/Break-Skin-Novel-Lee-Martin/dp/0307716759/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1295878593&sr=1-1
Break the Skin reviewed on Curled Up with a Good Book: http://www.curledup.com/break_the_skin.htm
“Light Opera,” from Lee’s story collection, The Least You Need to Know, is one of 20 stories included in the special Spring, 2011 issue of The Georgia Review, celebrating the best fiction published in that journal in the past 25 years.
Lee’s story, “Cat on a Bad Couch,” will be included in a Ray Bradbury Tribute anthology to be published by William Morrow in 2012.
Lee’s story, “Drunk Girl in Stilettos,” which originally appeared in The Georgia Review (Summer 2010), has been chosen for inclusion in New Stories from the Midwest, 2011.
Read or Listen to Interviews with Lee:
Southern Indiana Review Read
Creative Nonfiction Read
Poets & Writers (May/June 2008) Read
Story in Literary Fiction (June 25, 2009) Read
Glimmer Train Read
Largehearted Boy (May 2, 2008) Read
Kacey Kowars Show Listen