I remember the song “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” playing endlessly in the background when I was a kid, and now I got to write a story based on it for A Beast without a Name: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Music of Steely Dan (Down & Out Books, 2019),
“A gentrifier blood-dripping, fresher-than-that-new-craft-brew whodunit debut”—Molecule Tiny Lit Mag “Narvaez has a distinct, deeply compelling (and wonderfully goofy) voice unlike anyone else out there. Carl Hiaasen meets Raymond Chandler.”—Peter R. Emshwiller, author of Levels “At once a smart and funny mystery and an elegy for a Brooklyn destined to disappear beneath
I got interviewed about Hipster Death Rattle, short story writing, and whatever the hell noir is, by the wonderful Pam Stack last night on. I think dramatic thunderstorms over the Bronx and over Florida knocked out the connection a few times. You can listen to the whole interview here.
I had a great time at the Bronx Book Festival on June 8, on the panel “Your Block, My Block: Your Block, My Block: Setting the Stage in Literature,” talking with fellow panelists (from left to right below) Sarina Prabasi (The Coffeehouse Resistance) and Lisa Ko (The Leavers) and our
“Narvaez’s method is dialectical, putting into play a lot of ideas and letting them bounce off each other. That he manages to do this while advancing an intricate storyline and keeping the tone funny and light is impressive.” —Scott Adlerberg, Criminal ElementFor the full review, go here. “Narvaez has some
HIPSTER DEATH RATTLE is now on sale at Quimby’s NYC, a lovely little zine store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at 536 Metropolitan Avenue, seconds from the L/G train stop at Metropolitan Avenue.
In the last few months, I’ve been attempting a media blitz for Hipster Death Rattle. Here is a rundown of where I’ve been recently. Interviews Centro Voices: “The Rat-Tat-Tat of the J and M Train: An Interview with Richie Narvaez.” The terrific Ivelisse Rodriguez (Love War Stories) interviews me as