The Coffin Factory, Issue Four


LYDIA DAVIS – The Rooster
T.C. BOYLE – There Are No Rules
ROBERTO BOLAÑO – The Killer and The Whore
GABRIELLE LUCILLE FUENTES – The Field of Professional Mourning
FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX – An interview with Jonathan Galassi & Jeff Seroy


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Roberto Bolaño was born in Santiago, Chile in 1953. He is the author of several novels, including The Savage Detectives and 2666, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He died in Blanes, Spain in 2003.

T.C. Boyle is the author of twenty-three books of fiction. His most recent novel, San Miguel, was published by Viking in September, 2012.

Sergio Chejfec was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1956. He teaches in the Creative Writing in Spanish Program at New York University. His latest novel The Planets was published in 2012, and his novel The Dark will be published in 2013 by Open Letter.

Lydia Davis is the author, most recently, of The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis and The Cows. She is the translator of a new version of Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. Currently, she is translating stories from the Dutch by A.L. Snijders, some of which appeared in issue two of The Coffin Factory, and she is also assembling another collection of stories.

Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes is an MFA candidate and graduate teacher at the University of Colorado.

Bronwyn Mauldin is the author of The Streetwise Cycle. She’s a host of Indymedia On Air on KPFK radio in Los Angeles, and creator of the online video literary magazine GuerrillaReads.

Thomas Pierce is currently a Henry Hoyns and Poe/Faulkner Fellow in the MFA program at the University of Virginia, where he is at work on a collection of short stories.

Ian Sanquist was born in Seattle, Washington, and is a student at Western Washington University. His short story “Melody of Bandaged Anemics” was the Market Fresh Selection in issue two of The Coffin Factory.

Charles Simic was born in Yugoslavia in 1938. He has published twenty books of poetry, seven books of essays, a memoir, and numerous books of translations, for which he has received many literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. He is an Emeritus Professor at the University of New Hampshire, and the Distinguished Visiting Poet at New York University. He is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and London Review of Books, and he was the 2007-2008 Poet Laureate of the United States.

Enrique Vila-Matas was born in Barcelona in 1948, and is one of Spain’s most prominent contemporary literary figures. He is the author of Bartleby & Co., Montano’s Malady, Never Any End to Paris, and, most recently, Dublinesque, all of which have been published by New Directions.

Juan Pablo Villalobos was born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1973. His first novel, Down the Rabbit Hole was recently published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, has been shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, and is being translated into fourteen languages. He lives in Brazil.



Heather Cleary translates fiction, criticism, and poetry from the Spanish. She is the recipient of a PEN Translation Fund Grant, and her translation of Sergio Chejfec’s novel The Planets was published earlier this year by Open Letter.

Craig Epplin is an assistant professor of Spanish at Portland State University, and an editor at Rattapallax magazine. His book Late Book Culture in Argentina is forthcoming from Continuum/Bloomsbury.

Annie McDermott translates for the Guatemalan human rights magazine EntreMundos and reviews fiction and poetry for The Literateur and Modern Poetry in Translation.

Natasha Wimmer has translated Roberto Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives, 2666, Antwerp, The Third Reich, and, most recently, Woes of the True Policeman.



Marc Harrold was born in 1960 and lives in Paris, France. All images are courtesy of Villa del Arte Galleries, Barcelona, Spain.

Charles Hartley was born in 1944, and raised in Oregon. He received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Colorado, and taught physics and astronomy for thirty years at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York. All images courtesy of Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts.

Bill Hayward is a photographer, filmmaker, choreographer, and director living in New York City. His most recent book is a collection of portraits of the collaborative self, Bad Behavior. He is presently working on a new collection of portraits of the collaborative self, The Human Bible; the film asphalt, muscle and bone; and a dance and film performance piece, The Intimacies Project.

John Kenny was born in 1975 in Manchester, United Kingdom. He is a fine art photographer with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, and lives in London. All images courtesy of the artist and Capital Culture.

Tice Lerner was born in 1985 in St. James, New York. Lerner’s ongoing series EVER ONWARD is featured at Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts.

Gay Ribisi received her Masters in Fine Arts from UC Berkeley. Her work has been shown at the San Francisco Museum of Art and the Worth Ryder Art Gallery, and the Everett Gee Jackson Gallery. All images courtesy of Galerie LuCo.

Marc Séguin was born in 1970 is Ottawa, Canada. He lives and works in Montréal and New York. All images from MY CENTURY are courtesy of Mike Weiss Gallery.

Jessica Rae Sommer is an artist living in Los Angeles, California.

Drew Tal lives and works in New York. His work is included in the permanent collection at the Norton and the New Britain Museum. All images courtesy of Emmanuel Fremin Gallery.





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