Catherine Gammon

The composition is the thing seen by everyone living in the living they are doing, they are the composing of the composition that at the time they are living is the composition of the time in which they are living… Gertrude Stein

Tag: The Martyrs The Lovers

Publication Day!

Leading up to this day many wonderful people have given the book some loving attention.

First, came WANA Live!, hosting me for a short reading and a chat with Christina Fisanick and Damian Dressick — watchable on Facebook and on YouTube

Next, Famous Writing Routines featured this extended interview

Pittsburgh’s wonderful Littsburgh offers a chance to “start reading…” an excerpt from the book.

Finally, a splendid first review this afternoon at West Trade Review.

Ordering here: Bookshop

And PS, while you’re here — take a look at @nonabiding, a new Substack where I talk with and about other writers and other books!

The Martyrs, The Lovers

In case you missed it live … the first reading from The Martyrs, The Lovers

Pre-order for March 1 release date

Words of Praise from Gabriel Blackwell

“Catherine Gammon’s The Martyrs, The Lovers offers readers Gammon’s characteristically precise, beautiful prose, but there is also a thrilling new uncanniness here. With The Martyrs, The Lovers, Gammon renders humane truth out of fiction based in fact. A Sebaldian pleasure, perhaps related to Maylis de Kerangal’s practice of ‘weav[ing] the documentary as a poem’ in its comfort with unknowableness, and without doubt a thoroughly captivating story of the cruelties of ambition disappointed.” — Gabriel Blackwell, author of Doom Town and CORRECTION

Gabe Blackwell and I have never met but I’ve loved the books of his that I’ve read — most recently Doom Town from Zerogram Press — and as editor of the sadly closed The Rupture he published several short pieces of mine. When China Blue came out I asked if he would read an advance copy in the hope for words of recommendation, which he generously gave. Now he offers words of praise again, this time for The Martyrs, The Lovers. And they couldn’t be more beautiful.

With great thanks to Gabe I post them here, along with the link for pre-ordering.