Blog: My Path to Fatherhood, and the Psychic Who Saw It Before I Did
Aug14

Blog: My Path to Fatherhood, and the Psychic Who Saw It Before I Did

A Tale of Two Children: My Path to Fatherhood, and the Psychic Who Saw It Before I Did by Abdi Nazemian Despite keeping a copy of “The Power of Now” by my bed for years, I have always been more into the future than the present. Maybe that’s why I love the idea of psychics. Years ago, I was at lunch with a friend when she mentioned in passing that her assistant’s mother, who was a psychic, was coming to stay...

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Watch: Abdi Nazemian interviewed by Stacey-Vanek Smith
Aug14

Watch: Abdi Nazemian interviewed by Stacey-Vanek Smith

Abdi Nazemian reads from his novel at New York’s legendary Strand Bookstore, and chats with reporter Stacey Vanek Smith, senior reporter for Marketplace. Watch it here. From the Strand: “Abdi Nazemian’s debut novel, The Walk-In Closet, has already garnered praise from authors such as Chaz Bono, Busy Philipps and Kelly Oxford, among many others. It’s the story of Kara Walker, a young woman who feels her life in...

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Listen: Podcast – Abdi Nazemian reading at Skylight Books
Aug14

Listen: Podcast – Abdi Nazemian reading at Skylight Books

Abdi’s reading at Los Angeles’ Skylight Books is available as a podcast. Check it out here.

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News: The Walk-In Closet wins Lambda Literary Award
Aug14

News: The Walk-In Closet wins Lambda Literary Award

The 27th Lambda Literary Awards were presented in New York on June 1, 2015, celebrating the best gay, lesbian and transgender books of the year. A parade of actors, celebrities and activists presented the awards, which were hosted by comedian Kate Clinton. Liz Smith presented John Waters with Lambda’s Trustee Award for Excellence in Literature. Gloria Steinem presented Rita Mae Brown with the Pioneer Award. Abdi Nazemian’s...

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Blog: First Hollywood Job
Jun05

Blog: First Hollywood Job

This piece appears in full at Hollywood Journal. My first Hollywood job was not actually in Hollywood, but in New York. I was in college; a freshman whose cubicle-sized dorm was covered in wall-to-wall photographs of old movie stars. With black-and-white images of Dietrich, Crawford, Harlow and their fellow goddesses staring down at me, I dreamed of a career in the movies. Perhaps that’s why I responded to an ad for a job as a...

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Blog: 2013’s Best Music in Haiku
Dec12

Blog: 2013’s Best Music in Haiku

As the year comes to a close, countless words will be written about the year’s best records. In an effort not to add to the glut of words, I offer one haiku to each of my ten favorite albums of 2013. If you think I’ve missed one, please let me know, preferably with a haiku about what makes it special.   NEKO CASE The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You It can’t be easy To improve on...

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