Author Archives: Jesse Goolsby

Author Archives: Jesse Goolsby

Publication Day!!

I’m honored and thrilled to have arrived at publication day for I’d Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them. I’m so thankful for my supportive family and friends, my fantastic agent Chelsea Lindman, and the incredible Houghton Mifflin Harcourt team, especially editor Ben Hyman. I’m excited to start traveling, reading, and entering into great discussions about the book and so much more.

Matthew Mullins’s Review of I’D WALK for Consequence Magazine

I’m so grateful for Matthew Mullins’s incredible review-essay about I’d Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them in Consequence Magazine. Find the full piece HERE. The final paragraph: “This novel, like any true novel of war—All Quiet on the Western Front, The Thin Red Line, Green on Blue—is not in the business of offering solutions. Rather, it questions the very foundations upon which we build our views of others, ourselves, and our friends. … Continued

Sewanee Writers’ Conference!

I received the fantastic news that I’ve been selected as a recipient of a fiction fellowship to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference this summer. I’m over the moon excited as Sewanee has always held an almost mythic reputation in my mind. And why not? Look at the incredible faculty! Literary heroes everywhere! What a fantastic opportunity. I can’t wait to meet new friends and talk books and craft and art in Tennessee.

Should Literature Be Personal or Political? from The Atlantic

Find this fantastic essay from the venerable Bob Shacochis HERE. One of the great passages: “Here are the atmospheric and genuinely metaphysic poles of creativity then: frivolity and seriousness. If, for the sake of argument, I skew the definition of frivolity to represent inwardness—that is, away from the State and the commonwealth and the wider social fabric—and political apathy, I can tag its traits onto the Literature of Domestic Experience. The Literature of the Uninterrupted … Continued