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
more news on the Zinsky
There are flattering
reviews of Zinsky
Publishers Weekly and Kirkus
Reviews. Comparisons to Dickens and
Fitzgerald, I kid you not.
Another great review is on
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
The Boston Globe
in its Sunday "Word
on the Street" column.
Firsts named Zinsky
a finalist in its debut fiction contest.
Boston's NPR Station named
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:
Read Faster, The
Relentless Reader, The
Feminist Texican, and Conceptual
Video of my readings at the Harvard Book Store and
Porter Square Books is now
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
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
Midway Journal. Another
story received an honorable mention in a Glimmer
Train competition. He
has a B.A. in English from Yale University.