GIANT’s Backwards Birthday Party!!!!!!!!!

We’re giving away some free stuff to you, our birthday party guests. We already ate the cake, so we can’t give that back (well, we could…), but we do have books & other stuffs. How this works:

We’re going to award a few random winners, and split up the stuff randomly. To throw your name in the hat, email us at our house ( by October 10th!

If you’d like to add stuff to the prize pool, list it in the comments and we’ll add it below. THE GIFTS:

  • 1/2 rotation in one of the top book cover ad spots for the month of November
  • 1 copy of From Old Notebooks, by Evan Lavender-Smith
  • 1 SIGNED copy of the new Light Boxes, by Shane Jones
  • 1 copy of Everything Here Is The Best Thing Ever, by Justin Taylor
  • 1 copy of AM/PM, by Amelia Gray
  • 1 copy of The Complete Works of Marvin K. Mooney, by Christopher Higgs
  • 1 audiobook version of The Complete Works of Marvin K. Mooney
  • some random back issues of The Believer
  • a couple of new books from HarperPerennial
  • 1 copy of The Evolutionary Revolution, by Lily Hoang
  • 1 copy of Changing, by Lily Hoang
  • a random assortment of random books from Lily Hoang’s bookshelf
  • 1 copy of In the Devil’s Territory, by Kyle Minor
  • 5 collector’s itemish backissues of Frostproof Review #2 (includes Kevin Wilson’s story “Tunneling to the Center of the Earth,” novellas by Christopher Coake and Jennifer Spiegel, excerpt from Mark Svenvold’s book-length poem Empire Burlesque, a Molly Peacock sonnet, and reading lists from Stephen Elliott, Jim Shepard, Lee K. Abbott, Steve Almond, Aimee Bender, a water witcher, a Methodist minister, etc., etc., etc.)
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October 3rd, 2010 / 3:04 pm

Let’s all Wish Joshua Cohen an 800-page 30th Birthday

Today’s the day for Joshua Cohen, frequent target of this blog’s affection and voice of his generation for all those whom Tao Lin is not already providing a voice. So, how are you going to celebrate thirty years of the Tribe of One? As always, this blog recommends that you mark the existence of writers whose existence you are glad for by buying their books.

Witz is 20% off if you buy direct from Dalkey Archive. (Read Drew Toal’s Time Out New York review, and a snippet from Blake Butler’s in The Believer). A Heaven of Others is available new, used and Kindled at Amazon. You can get Witz there too, obviously, so if you want both you can probably score free shipping. And once the shipping’s free, why not pump those savings into Cadenza for the Schneidermann Violin Concerto? The trifecta is very much in the spirit of thirtytude. Here’s me and Kyle Minor in conversation re A Heaven of Others at The Rumpus. Here’s Cohen himself answering Stray Questions at the Paper Cuts blog. Oh, and don’t miss Christian Lorentzen’s profile in the New York Observer.

From Yuri, Stoya, and all of us at HTMLGiant–Happy Birthday!

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September 6th, 2010 / 11:30 am

rauanklassnikHello, I’m Rauan Klassnik. My themes are sex, death, violence, God. And love. Yes, I’m also laced, scarred, disfigured and healed by love. Today’s my birthday and my first htmlgiant post. Yeah!!