Five Hits a Day: the Official Dylan Hicks Website

Hicksy's Infrequently Updated Blog

This month’s puzzle

June 28, 2016

A return to hink pinks.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Closed

A Few Items

June 18, 2016

Here’s a well-turned and approving article in the Guardian about the new novel. I sighed over the Millennial-baiting headline, which is in quotation marks but, I’m quite sure, isn’t a direct quote. (Almost always editors rather than reporters write headlines and treatments.) During the phone interview and to my instant regret, I did say some incoherent things about generations and changing ideas about “selling out,” but I wasn’t trying to do so in a hand-wringing or superior way, and in any case the headline’s question isn’t one I had in mind while writing the book. In short, I am old and cranky and in many ways, but not precisely in that way. Still, a nice article, and I really enjoyed talking to the Marc about the book and look forward to getting to know his work better. And here the book is endorsed among other Minnesota summer-reading worthies.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Closed

New York Times Dismissal

May 27, 2016

I first saw this largely negative New York Times review a few nights ago and didn’t lose sleep over it. Granted, I took ten milligrams of Zolpidem. A day later, I found myself cooking dinner, listening to the new Chance the Rapper album, and, to my surprise–dancing. As disappointments go, then, really not so bad.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Closed

Bad Paperboy

May 25, 2016

My ignominious career in newspaper delivery.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Closed

May puzzle

May 23, 2016

This month’s puzzle plays with malapropisms. I hope it won’t be too Perspexing.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Closed

MPR Story

May 19, 2016

Here’s a piece on me and the new book from Minnesota Public Radio.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Closed

Los Angeles Times Review

May 7, 2016

I was excited to see this enthusiastic review of Amateurs in the Los Angeles Times.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Closed

Star Tribune Review

May 7, 2016

A smart review of the new novel in my hometown daily.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Closed

Largehearted Boy: Book Notes

May 7, 2016

Here’s a playlist I put together for Largehearted Boy of songs related in various ways to the new novel.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Closed

Latest Paris Review Puzzle

April 25, 2016

Not sure if Vivian Darkbloom would approve of the anagrams I cooked up for this month’s puzzle.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Closed