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Events Tue May 27 2014

Dark House Press Bets on "The New Black"

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On May 13, Dark House Press, an imprint of Curbside Splendor Publishing, released its very first book, The New Black: A Neo-Noir Anthology. Edited by Richard Thomas, with a foreword by Laird Barron, The New Black is "a mixture of horror, crime, fantasy, science fiction, magical realism, the transgressive, and the grotesque", featuring writers who "represent the future of genre-bending fiction." The collection includes works by Lindsay Hunter, Roxane Gay, Paul G. Tremblay, Antonia Crane, and Joe Meno. Dark House is hoping that the anthology, which also boasts "interior illustrations" by Luke Spooner (Carrion House), will help pave the way for more speculative fiction works of its kind.

This Thursday, May 29, take "noir" for an answer at City Lit Books, as Dark House and Curbside host a release party for their latest title. There will be readings by Chicago authors, and The New Black contributors, Lindsay Hunter (Don't Kiss Me, Daddy's) and Joe Meno (Office Girl, Demons in the Spring. The event is free and open to the public (you can purchase the book on site). The fun starts at 6:30pm, and your host will be none other than Dark House Editor-in-Chief, Richard Thomas.

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