Walter Kirn

Walter Kirn's most recent novels areThe UnbindingMission to America andUp in the Air. He lives in Montana and can be reached at walternkirn@gmail.com.

Faith-based
Jan. 9 2013 11:47 AMAdam and Eve’s Long Strange TripReading Mom’s Bible after her death: An excerpt from Walter Kirn’s new memoir.
The Book Club
Sept. 7 2007 11:49 AMMasterpiece or Masturbation?
Recycled
Feb. 14 2007 3:24 PMThe Unbinding, BoundAn online novel takes its next step.
Book Blitz
Oct. 11 2006 4:58 PMWho Needs a "True Nature" Anymore?
Slate's 10th Anniversary
June 23 2006 7:35 AMThe UnbindingAn exclusive Slatenovel.
The Book Club
Oct. 19 2005 3:52 PMThe Case of the Hardy Boys and America's Spiritual Crisis
Photography
Jan. 22 1998 3:30 AMThe Usable PastPictures from America's unsavory history.
Television
Oct. 26 1997 3:30 AMPop-Up HubrisTelevision's latest incarnation of the Greek chorus fails to tempt the gods.
Television
Sept. 14 1997 3:30 AMSympathy for the DevilThe Hollywood pieties of Nothing Sacred.
Books
May 7 1997 3:30 AMZ.Pynchon's tiresome mind games.
Books
Aug. 2 2011 12:57 PMWar Is HellerWhy there are no more Joseph Hellers.
The Book Club
Sept. 5 2007 6:18 PMKerouac's Night Realm of Pure Being
Book Blitz
Oct. 13 2006 11:47 AMMonkeys, Ill-Groomed Novelists, and the Golden Future of Fiction
Book Blitz
Oct. 10 2006 6:57 PMThe Odyssey in 2006
Fiction
June 29 2006 11:06 AMThe UnbindingIn which Rob and Kent face off for the final time.
The Book Club
Oct. 18 2005 12:12 PMWhat New Yorkers Don't Understand About the American West
Television
Dec. 3 1997 3:30 AMBlabbermouthsA documentary about the people who lecture the poor.
Books
Sept. 24 1997 3:30 AMFolk JewsThe mystical world of Bernard Malamud.
Books
Aug. 20 1997 3:30 AMSad Sack SupermanThe Olympian degradation of Frederick Exley.
Hey, Wait A Minute
April 2 1997 3:30 AMHeaven Can't WaitWhat's so crazy about seeking eternal life ASAP?
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