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La “favola” di Victor LaValle

È in uscita in Italia il 6 giugno per Fazi Editore, traduzione di  Sabina Terziani, con il titolo Favola di New York, l’ultimo romanzo di Victor LaValle, The Changeling (2017), vincitore di diversi premi tra cui il World Fantasy award, finalista ai PEN America Literary Awards e apparso fra i migliori libri dell’anno per “The New York Times”, “Time” e “USA today”.  

Favola di New York narra le vicende di Apollo Kagwa, commerciante in libri usati, e della sua enigmatica moglie Emma, all’interno di una New York misteriosa e magica.

Autore pluripremiato (tra  gli ultimi riconoscimenti il Bram Stoker Award per la graphic novel Victor LaValle’s Destroyer) Victor LaValle è senza dubbio uno degli autori contemporanei più talentuosi. In Italia, oltre a  è apparso per Edizioni Hypnos il romanzo breve La ballata di Black Tom, originale rivisitazione del racconto di H.P. Lovecraft, “Orrore a Red Hook”. 

It will be soon published in Italian by Fazi Editore the last novel by Victor LaValle, The Changeling (2017), with the title Favola di New York, . The novel, translated by Sabina Terziani, follows the story of a bookseller, Apollo Kagwa, and his enigmatic wife Emma in a magical and mysterious New York City. Victor LaValle is beyond doubt one of the most talented contemporary writers and awards winner (just to name one, the Bram Stoker Award for the graphic novel Victor LaValle’s Destroyer). His novelette “The Ballad of Black Tom”, an original reinterpretation of H.P. Lovecraft short story “The Horror at Red Hook”, was published in Italian by Edizioni Hypnos with the title La ballata di Black Tom.

Annunci

I vincitori degli Stoker Awards 2018

I vincitori dei Bram Stoker Awards 2018, organizzati dalla Horror Writers Association, sono stati annunciati sabato 11 maggio durante l’annuale StokerCon in Michigan, USA, per le migliori opere horror in varie categorie.

Qui sotto la lista completa dei vincitori per categoria.

Superior Achievement in a Novel
Vincitore: Paul Tremblay – The Cabin at the End of the World (William Morrow)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel
Vincitore: Gwendolyn Kiste – The Rust Maidens (Trepidatio Publishing)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
Vincitore: Kiersten White – The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein (Delacorte Press)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel
Vincitore: Victor LaValle – Victor LaValle’s Destroyer (BOOM! Studios)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
Vincitore: Rena Mason – “The Devil’s Throat” (Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror)(Adrenaline Press)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
Vincitore: Jess Landry – “Mutter” (Fantastic Tales of Terror) (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection
Vincitore: Eric J. Guignard – That Which Grows Wild (Cemetery Dance Publications)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay
Vincitore: Meredith Averill – The Haunting of Hill House: The Bent-Neck Lady, Episode 01:05 (Amblin Television, FlanaganFilm, Paramount Television)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology
Vincitore: Ellen Datlow – The Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea (Night Shade Books)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction
Vincitore: Joe Mynhardt e Eugene Johnson – It’s Alive: Bringing Your Nightmares to Life(Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Poetry
Vincitore: Sara Tantlinger – The Devil’s Dreamland (Strangehouse Books)

The winners of the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards, run by the Horror Writers Association, were announced on Saturday May 11th at the 4th annual StokerCon™ in Michigan, honouring the year’s best horror across a range of categories. Above you can find all of the winners.

Annunciati i finalisti dei Bram Stoker Awards

Annunciati i finalisti dei Bram Stoker Awards, tra i premi più prestigiosi dedicati alla letteratura horror.
Tra i vari autori in finale, T.E. Grau, lo straripante autore americano che i nostri lettori hanno potuto apprezzare nel racconto “La missione” apparso sull’ottavo numero della rivista Hypnos, in lizza per il miglior romanzo d’esordio con I Am the River, e Victor LaValle, per la graphic novel Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, e ancora una volta il nostro Alessandro Manzetti, in collaborazione con Marge Simon per la raccolta di poesie, War.
Qui di seguito la lista completa dei finalisti.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

    Katsu, Alma – The Hunger (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

    Maberry, Jonathan – Glimpse (St. Martin’s Press)

    Malerman, Josh – Unbury Carol (Del Rey)

    Stoker, Dacre and Barker, J.D. – Dracul (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

    Tremblay, Paul – The Cabin at the End of the World (William Morrow)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

    Fine, Julia – What Should Be Wild (Harper)

    Grau, T.E. – I Am the River (Lethe Press)

    Kiste, Gwendolyn – The Rust Maidens (Trepidatio Publishing)

    Stage, Zoje – Baby Teeth (St. Martin’s Press)

    Tremblay, Tony – The Moore House (Twisted Publishing)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

    Ireland, Justina – Dread Nation (Balzer + Bray)

    Legrand, Claire – Sawkill Girls (Katherine Tegen Books)

    Maberry, Jonathan – Broken Lands (Simon & Schuster)

    Snyman, Monique – The Night Weaver (Gigi Publishing)

    White, Kiersten – The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein (Delacorte Press)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

    Ahmed, Saladin – Abbott (BOOM! Studios)

    Azzarello, Brian – Moonshine Vol. 2: Misery Train (Image Comics)

    Bunn, Cullen – Bone Parish (BOOM! Studios)

    LaValle, Victor – Victor LaValle’sDestroyer (BOOM! Studios)

    Liu, Marjorie – Monstress Volume 3: Haven (Image Comics)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

    Bailey, Michael – Our Children, Our Teachers (Written Backwards)

    Hill, Joe – You Are Released (Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales) (Scribner)

    Malik, Usman T. – Dead Lovers on Each Blade, Hung (Nightmare Magazine Issue #74)

    Mason, Rena – The Devil’s Throat (Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror) (Adrenaline Press)

    Smith, Angela Yuriko – Bitter Suites (CreateSpace)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

    Landry, Jess – “Mutter” (Fantastic Tales of Terror) (Crystal Lake Publishing)

    Murray, Lee – “Dead End Town”(Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 2) (IFWG Publishing International)

    Neugebauer, Annie – “Glove Box” (The Dark City Crime & Mystery Magazine Volume 3, Issue 4-July 2018)

    Taff, John F.D. – “A Winter’s Tale” (Little Black Spots) (Grey Matter Press)

    Ward, Kyla Lee – “And in Her Eyes the City Drowned” (Weirdbook #39) (Wildside Press)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

    Files, Gemma – Spectral Evidence (Trepidatio Publishing)

    Guignard, Eric J. – That Which Grows Wild (Cemetery Dance Publications)

    Iglesias, Gabino – Coyote Songs (Broken River Books)

    Snyder, Lucy A. – Garden of Eldritch Delights (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

    Waggoner, Tim – Dark and Distant Voices: A Story Collection (Nightscape Press)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

    Aster, Ari – Hereditary (PalmStar Media)

    Averill, Meredith – The Haunting of Hill House: The Bent-Neck Lady, Episode 01:05 (Amblin Television, FlanaganFilm, Paramount Television)

    Garland, Alex – Annihilation (DNA Films, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, Skydance Media)

    Heisserer, Eric – Bird Box (Bluegrass Films, Chris Morgan Productions, Universal Pictures)

    Woods, Bryan, Beck, Scott, and Krasinski, John – A Quiet Place (Platinum Dunes, Sunday Night)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

    Chambers, James, Grey, April, and Masterson, Robert – A New York State of Fright: Horror Stories from the Empire State (Hippocampus Press)

    Datlow, Ellen – The Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea (Night Shade Books)

    Guignard, Eric J. – A World of Horror (Dark Moon Books)

    Murray, Lee – Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror (Adrenaline Press)

    Ward, D. Alexander – Lost Highways: Dark Fictions from the Road (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

    Connolly, John – Horror Express (PS Publishing)

    Gambin, Lee – The Howling: Studies in the Horror Film (Centipede Press)

    Ingham, Howard David – We Don’t Go Back: A Watcher’s Guide to Folk Horror (Room 207 Press)

    Mynhardt, Joe and Johnson, Eugene – It’s Alive: Bringing Your Nightmares to Life (Crystal Lake Publishing)

    Wetmore Jr., Kevin J. – Uncovering Stranger Things: Essays on Eighties Nostalgia, Cynicism and Innocence in the Series (McFarland)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

    Boston, Bruce – Artifacts (Independent Legions Publishing)

    Cowen, David E. – Bleeding Saffron (Weasel Press)

    Lynch, Donna – Witches (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

    Simon, Marge and Manzetti, Alessandro – War (Crystal Lake Publishing)

    Tantlinger, Sara – The Devil’s Dreamland (Strangehouse Books)

The Horror Writers Association announced the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot.

Between the finalists, Ted E. Grau, already known by Italian readers for the short story “La missione” published in Hypnos Magazine #8, nominated for his first novel I Am The River, Victor LaValle with the graphic novel Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, and the Italian Alessandro Manzetti with the poetry collection War, in collaboration with Marge Simon.

See above the full list of the finalists.

Weird Fiction Review #9

Centipede Press presenta il nono numero di Weird Fiction Review, a cura di S. T. Joshi, rivista di letteratura weird e soprannaturale, con cadenza annuale.

In questo nono numero sono presenti testi di Caitlin R. Kiernan, Laird Barron, Victor LaValle, Stephen Graham Jones, Scott Bradfield, per citare solo alcuni nomi, oltre a numerosi articoli. La copertina e le illustrazioni sono dell’artista Colin Nitta.

La rivista è disponibile sul sito dell’Editore.

It is now available the last issue of Weird Fiction Review by Centipede Press: it is an annual periodical focused on the study of weird and supernatural fiction and edited by S. T. Joshi.

This ninth issue contains works by Caitlin R. Kiernan, Laird Barron, Victor LaValle, Stephen Graham Jones, Scott Bradfield, just to name a few, and many articles. The artwork is by the artist  Colin Nitta.

The Weird Fiction Review #9 is available for purchase on the Publisher’s website. 

Annunciati i vincitori del World Fantasy Award

Sono stati annunciati i vincitori dei World Fantasy Awards  2018,  che si sono svolti alla World Fantasy Convention in Baltimora, insieme alla celebrazione dei 200 anni di Frankestein di Mary Shelley.

Qui sotto la lista di tutti i finalisti, con evidenziati i vincitori per categoria. 

The winners for the 2018 World Fantasy Awards have been announced during the ceremony held at the World Fantasy Convention in Baltimore, and included a celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

The full list of nominees follows, with winners in bold.

NOVEL

  • Winner (Tie): The Changeling by Victor LaValle (Spiegal & Grau)
  • Winner (Tie): Jade City by Fonda Lee (Orbit)
  • The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty (Harper Voyager)
  • Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymir by John Crowley (Saga Press)
  • The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss (Saga Press)
  • Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory (Bond Street Books CA/Knopf US/Riverrun UK)

LONG FICTION (10,000 to 40,000 words)

  • Winner: Passing Strange by Ellen Klages (Tor.com)
  • The Teardrop Method by Simon Avery (TTA Press)
  • In Calabria by Peter S. Beagle (Tachyon Publications)
  • Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones (Tor.com)
  • The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang (Tor.com)

SHORT FICTION (under 10,000 words)

  • Winner: “The Birding: A Fairy Tale” by Natalia Theodoridou (Strange Horizons, Dec. 18, 2017)
  • “Old Souls” by Fonda Lee (Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy)
  • “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™” by Rebecca Roanhorse (Apex Magazine, Aug. 2017)
  • “Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand” by Fran Wilde (Uncanny Magazine, Sept.-Oct. 2017)
  • “Carnival Nine” by Caroline Yoachim (Beneath Ceasless Skies, May 11, 2017)

ANTHOLOGY

  • Winner: The New Voices of Fantasy, edited by Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman (Tachyon Publications)
  • Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow (Pegasus Books)
  • The Book of Swords, edited by Gardner Dozois (Bantam Books US/Harper Voyager UK)
  • The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories, edited by Mahvesh Murad & Jared Shurin (Solaris)
  • The Best of Subterranean edited by William Schafer (Subterranean Press)

COLLECTION

  • Winner: The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen (Tachyon Publications)
  • Wicked Wonders by Ellen Klages (Tachyon Publications)
  • Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado (Graywolf Press)
  • Down and Out in Purgatory: The Collected Stories of Tim Powers by Tim Powers (Baen Books)
  • Tender by Sofia Samatar (Small Beer Press)

ARTIST

  • Winner: Gregory Manchess
  • Victo Ngai
  • Omar Rayyan
  • Rima Staines
  • Fiona Staples

SPECIAL AWARD – PROFESSIONAL

  • Winner: Harry Brockway, Patrick McGrath, and Danel Olson for Writing Madness (Centipede Press)
  • C. C. Finlay, for F&SF editing
  • Irene Gallo, for Art Direction at Tor Books and Tor.com
  • Greg Ketter, for DreamHaven Books
  • Leslie Klinger, for The New Annotated Frankenstein(Liveright Publishing Corp.)

SPECIAL AWARD – NON-PROFESSIONAL

  • Winner: Justina Ireland and Troy L. Wiggins, for FIYAH: Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction
  • Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies: Literary Adventure Fantasy
  • Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali and Jen R Albert, for PodCastle
  • Ray B. Russell and Rosalie Parker, for Tartarus Press
  • Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny Magazine

LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Charles de Lint
  • Elizabeth Wollheim

Annunciati i finalisti del World Fantasy Award

DCCB07D4-CD9D-46E2-929B-E3A28D1CBE8ELa World Fantasy Award Administration ha annunciato le nominations del World Fantasy Award 2018.

I vincitori saranno premiati durante la World Fantasy Convention che si terrà dal 1 al 4 novembre a Baltimore, Maryland.

Qui sotto la lista completa delle nominations.

 

 

The World Fantasy Award Administration has announced the World Fantasy Award nominations for 2018.

The awards will be presented at the World Fantasy Convention, 1-4 November, in Baltimore, Maryland.

The full list of the nominations follows.

 

LIFE ACHIEVEMENT

For 2018, the Life Achievement Award will be presented to:

  • Charles de Lint
  • Elizabeth Wollheim

NOVEL

  • The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty (Harper Voyager)
  • Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr by John Crowley (Saga Press)
  • The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss (Saga Press)
  • Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory (Bond Street Books CA/Knopf US/riverrun UK)
  • The Changeling by Victor LaValle (Spiegel & Grau/Canongate Press UK)
  • Jade City by Fonda Lee (Orbit)

LONG FICTION 10,000 to 40,000 words

  • The Teardrop Method by Simon Avery (TTA Press)
  • In Calabria by Peter S. Beagle (Tachyon Publications)
  • Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones (Tor.com)
  • Passing Strange by Ellen Klages (Tor.com)
  • The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang (Tor.com)

SHORT FICTION under 10,000 words

  • “Old Souls” by Fonda Lee (Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy)
  • “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™” by Rebecca Roanhorse (Apex Magazine, Aug. 2017)
  • “The Birding: A Fairy Tale” by Natalia Theodoridou (Strange Horizons, Dec. 18, 2017)
  • “Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand” by Fran Wilde (Uncanny Magazine, Sept.-Oct. 2017)
  • “Carnival Nine” by Caroline Yoachim (Beneath Ceaseless Skies, May 11, 2017)

ANTHOLOGY multiple author original or reprint single or multiple editors

  • The New Voices of Fantasy, edited by Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman (Tachyon Publications)
  • Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow (Pegasus Books)
  • The Book of Swords, edited by Gardner Dozois (Bantam Books US/Harper Voyager UK)
  • The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories, edited by Mahvesh Murad & Jared Shurin (Solaris)
  • The Best of Subterranean edited by William Schafer (Subterranean Press)

COLLECTION single author/team original or reprint single or multiple editors

  • Wicked Wonders by Ellen Klages (Tachyon Publications)
  • Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado (Graywolf Press/Serpent’s Tail UK)
  • Down and Out in Purgatory: The Collected Stories of Tim Powers by Tim Powers (Baen Books)
  • Tender: Stories by Sofia Samatar (Small Beer Press)
  • The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen (Tachyon Publications)

ARTIST

  • Gregory Manchess
  • Victo Ngai
  • Omar Rayyan
  • Rima Staines
  • Fiona Staples

SPECIAL AWARD PROFESSIONAL

  • Harry Brockway, Patrick McGrath, and Danel Olson for Writing Madness(Centipede Press)
  • C.C. Finlay, for F&SF editing
  • Irene Gallo, for Art Direction at Tor Books and Tor.com
  • Greg Ketter, for DreamHaven Books
  • Leslie Klinger, for The New Annotated Frankenstein (Liveright Publishing Corp.)

SPECIAL AWARD NON-PROFESSIONAL

  • Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies: Literary Adventure Fantasy
  • Justina Ireland and Troy L. Wiggins, for FIYAH: Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction.
  • Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali and Jen R Albert, for PodCastle.
  • Ray B. Russell and Rosalie Parker, for Tartarus Press
  • Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny Magazine

I finalisti dei Locus Awards 2018

La Locus Science Fiction Foundation ha annunciato la lista dei finalisti per i Locus Awards 2018.

I vincitori saranno proclamati durante il Locus Award Weekend in Seattle, WA, previsto per il 22-24 giugno 2018.

La lista completa dei finalisti è disponibile a questo link. Segnaliamo in particolare The Changeling di Victor LaValle, Ubo di Steve Rasnic Tem e Agents of Dreamland di Caitlín R. Kiernan

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The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the finalists in each category of the 2018 Locus Awards.

Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 22-24, 2018.

Among the finalists, The Changeling by Victor LaValle, Ubo by Steve Rasnic Tem and Agents of Dreamland by Caitlín R. Kiernan.

The complete list is available at this link.

Ecco i vincitori dei British Fantasy Awards 2017

I vincitori dei British Fantasy Awards 2017 sono stati annunciati ieri durante la imageFantasyCon2017 a Peterborough, UK.

Congratulazioni a tutti i vincitori! In particolare segnaliamo il Premio come miglior Artista al nostro Daniele Serra, quello per miglior Romanzo Breve a Victor LaValle per “The Ballad of Black Tom”, di recente pubblicato in Italia da Edizioni Hypnos, e quello per miglior Romanzo Horror a Paul Tremblay.

Qui di seguito, riportiamo la lista dei premi con i rispettivi vincitori.

 

The winners of the 2017 British Fantasy Awards were announced during a ceremony FantasyCon 2017 on Sunday, October 1st in Peterborough, UK. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners! 

We are happy to highlight the victory of our Daniele Serra for Best Artist, Victor LaValle for Best Novella with “The Ballad of Black Tom”, recently published in italian by Edizioni Hypnos, and Paul Tremblay for Best Horror Novel. 

Here follows the complete list of Awards and winners!

 

Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer

Erika L Satifka, for Stay Crazy

Best Magazine / Periodical

Tor.com

Best Non-fiction

The Geek Feminist Revolution – Kameron Hurley

Best Comic / Graphic Novel

Monstress, Vol 1: Awakening – Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda

Best Independent Press

Grimbold Press

Best Artist

Daniele Serra

Best Anthology

People of Colour Destroy Science Fiction ed. Lightspeed Magazine

Best Collection

Some Will Not Sleep – Adam Nevill

Best Film / Television Production

Arrival

Best Novella

The Ballad of Black Tom – Victor LaValle

Best Short Fiction

“White Rabbit” – Georgina Bruce

August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel

Disappearance at Devil’s Rock – Paul Tremblay

Robert Holdstock Award for Best Fantasy Novel

The Tiger and the Wolf – Adrian Tchaikovsky

Karl Edward Wagner Award (for an “important contribution to the genre or the Society”)

Jan Edwards

The Legends of Fantasy Con Award

David & Sandra Sutton

 

 

 

 

 

This Is Horror incontra Victor LaValle

L’ospite della puntata #161 di This Is Horror, il celebre podcast inglese dedicato alla letteratura weird e horror, è lo scrittore Victor LaValle.

Durante la puntata LaValle discute dell’ultimo romanzo The Changeling, dLa ballata di Black Tom (pubblicata in Italia da Edizioni Hypnos), di H.P.Lovecraft, del concetto di horror e molto altro.

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In the episode #161 of This Is Horror podcast, Victor LaValle talks about his latest novel The Changeling, his novella The Ballad of Black Tom (published in italian by Edizioni Hypnos), H.P.Lovecraft, the popular misconceptions about horror and much more.

 

Weird in TV con Chiang e LaValle

IMG_3138L’emittente televisiva statunitense AMC ha annunciato otto nuovi progetti televisivi, due dei quali ispirati rispettivamente a opere di Ted Chiang (Liking What You See) e Victor LaValle (The ballad of Black Tom).

Liking What You See sarà sviluppato dallo sceneggiatore del film Arrival, Eric Heisserer, con Chiang come consulente.

Il progetto ispirato a La Ballata di Black Tom invece non ha ancora un titolo definitivo ma l’Autore ne sarà il produttore esecutivo.

Maggiori informazioni sul sito ufficiale di AMC.

The American AMC just announced eight new tv projects for 2018 and beyond: one is based on a story by Ted Chiang, Liking what you see, and another on The Ballad of Black Tom by Nebula Award winner Victor LaValle.

Liking what you see will be developed by Arrival’s screenwriter, Eric Heisserer, with Chiang as a consultant.

The project based on The ballad of Black Tom has no title yet but LaValle will be co-executive producer.

More informations on the AMC official website.

(Victor LaValle’s photo by Alyssa Loh)