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Poe Ballantine Essay in Lit Hub

02 Apr 2018|

AFTER 20 YEARS OF RAMBLING I BROKE DOWN AND WROTE A NOVEL
POE BALLANTINE ON THE MANY ROADS TRAVELED TO PUBLICATION

I set out on the road at the age of 18, a hitchhiking trip from the suburbs of my hometown of San Diego that turned into a freight-hopping trip that left me homeless and broke on the streets of New Orleans. An utter disaster, I nevertheless enjoyed the excitement and the challenge. Above all I thought I would write about my experiences some day.

Hooked on the rambling life and...Forward

Natalie Singer interview XRAY In The Morning, Portland, Oregon

26 Mar 2018|

“When I was a kid California always seemed to me to be this mythical place. It was the place in songs and it was the place in movies and it seemed really magical but unreachable…Part of the idea behind the book is to investigate what happens when we get something that we’ve been obsessing about or chasing after and how does that measure up to our expectations”—Natalie Singer. To listen to the interview, go to XRAY in the Morning.

Natalie Singer: The TNB Self-Interview By TNB Nonfiction March 16, 2018 Self-Interview

22 Mar 2018|

Then you admit you have kept secrets?

I could fill a grain silo.

To read the entire Natalie Singer Self-Interview, go to The Nervous Breakdown.

IN CONVERSATION State Your Name for the Record: NATALIE SINGER with Christine Sang

06 Mar 2018|

“Because I could not speak, because I could not say, when interrogated in that courtroom, We are a family—because women have bodies that can lead to the unraveling of everything—we lost my little brother.”

In Natalie Singer’s memoir, California Calling: A Self-Interrogation, (Hawthorne Books, 2018), the author lays out all manner of forces to evacuate a silenced voice, a self she lost at sixteen years old. California Calling is the remembering of a mosaic of experiences, growing up...Forward

Largehearted Boy Book Notes - Natalie Singer “California Calling”

05 Mar 2018|

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book.

Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others.

Natalie Singer’s memoir California Calling is an innovative and enthralling exploration of identity.

Foreword Reviews wrote of the book:

“In her captivating literary memoir…...Forward