THE
SWANK
HOTEL

A devastating, enthralling, and mysteriously hopeful adventure

— Renee Gladman

Lucy Corin is the author of the novel The Swank Hotel, as well as the story collections One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses and The Entire Predicament, and the novel Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls. Her work has appeared in American Short Fiction, Conjunctions, Harper’s Magazine, Ploughshares, Bomb, Tin House Magazine, and the New American Stories anthology from Vintage Contemporaries. She is the recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Rome Prize and a literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches at the University of California at Davis and lives in Berkeley.

Images: Jessica Eve Rattner

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Chicago Review of Books

On their October “must read” list with some nice words. (Pls take “must” with a grain of salt, readers, no one can read this much.)

Oral Florist, Rita Bullwinkle

My contribution to Rita Bullwinkle’s gorgeous Oral Florist project is called Coral Castle. I listen to these to help me calm down for sleep.

Collaboration

Here’s the first of what I’m hoping will be a lot of collaborations with my sister, visual artist Emily Hochman. This is just a little project where we made a tarot card to contribute to Diagram Magazine’s 20th anniversary deck. Here’s the image on my instagram. 

Judging for BWR

I’ll be judging fiction entries for the Black Warrior Review contest. September 1 2020 deadline. Other judges:

Poetry: Paul Tran; Nonfiction Mayukh Sen; Flash Fiction: C. Pam Zhang

apocalypses now and again

McSweeney’s thought of me for the pandemic and is doing another printing of One Hundred Apocalypses. That is some kind of sweet.

Relatedly, one of my favorite living writers, Deb Olin Unferth, recommended it among five favorites from the press.

McSweeney’s

I used passages cut from my novel in progress to make a story for McSweeney’s 50th issue. It’s a beautiful collection of work with all the gorgeous surprises you expect (ha) from McS design.