William Gibson

William L. Gibson is based in Jakarta. His novel Singapore Yellow, the second in a trilogy of hard-boiled crime novels set in 1890s Malaya, was published in 2015 by Monsoon Books. Singapore Red, the final installment, is due this summer. Albums from William's experimental sound project, Third World Skull Candy, are available from BitPulse Records. He is currently researching and writing a biography of French writer and photographer Alfred Raquez. Learn more at www.williamlgibson.com.

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The Blackened Eyes of the Movie Men With No Name | 24 Feb 2014 // 8:14 PM

Akira Kurosawa’s samurai, Stuart Heisler’s gangster, Sergio Leone’s cowboy, and George Miller’s misfit suffer a similar black eye, but with dramatically different effect.

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Why Does Paul Bowles' 70-Year-Old Existential Masterpiece Continue to Test Our Limits? | 8 Feb 2016 // 8:30 PM

The Sheltering Sky is itself a test of limits: its form is an exploration of how far one can go in novel writing.

It's in the Blood: A Conversation with History Writer Tim Hannigan | 11 Dec 2015 // 5:00 AM

Treading the lines between journalist and academic, travel writer and scholar, author Tim Hannigan talks about his latest book and his unorthodox approach to writing historical narratives.

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In Motion: On the Emptiness of Progress

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"Nils Pihl calls it, "Newtonian engagement", that is, when "an engaged player will remain engaged until acted upon by an outside force". That's "progress".

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