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BlogOctober-November-December, 2013
Still more news on the Zinsky front

In the interest of promoting Zinsky the Obscure, my debut novel (available on Amazon), I am devoting this space, for the next year or two, to Zinsky news.

There are flattering reviews of Zinsky in Booklist, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Comparisons to Dickens and Fitzgerald, I kid you not.

Another great review is on DigBoston. Comparisons to Garp and Don Quixote and A Confederacy of Dunces. Better still, DigBoston also published a Q&A with me. In the interview, we discussed Zinsky, to be sure, but we also talked about George R. R. Martin, The Great Gatsby, The Who, The Notorious B.I.G., and hula hoops.

The Boston Globe featured Zinsky in its Sunday "Word on the Street" column.

ForeWord Firsts named Zinsky a finalist in its debut fiction contest.

Boston's NPR Station named Zinsky one of its "Good Reads For The Summer."

Boston's NPR Station also posted my essay on August and Everything After -- an album that helped inspired me to become a novelist.

Thank you to the following five blogs for their flattering reviews of Zinsky: Tiffany's Bookshelf, Must Read Faster, The Relentless Reader, The Feminist Texican, and Conceptual Reception.

Video of my readings at the Harvard Book Store and Porter Square Books is now on YouTube.

My "Research Notes" for Zinsky -- how it evolved from a failed first novel and a yearbook quote -- are on Necessary Fiction.

And for more: Bounce over to the Zinsky site.

Ilan Mochari is the author of the Pushcart-nominated debut novel Zinsky the Obscure (Fomite Press, 2013). The novel earned rave reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus. It was also featured in the Boston Globe and on Boston's NPR station. His short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Keyhole, Stymie, and Midway Journal.
Another story received an honorable mention in a Glimmer Train competition. He has a B.A. in English from Yale University.

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