Wednesday Black is a writer of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. She studied writing at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she spent part of her childhood, and at The New School in New York City. She splits her time between New York and New Orleans. This is her first work of erotic fiction.
My instant favorite--Dodie Kazanjian"Vogue" (09/01/2015) The trio of books include emerging works by upcoming erotic writers and emphasises his commitment to working within different mediums to creatively explore the boundaries of art.--Mandalena Munkonge "Dazed Digital " Organic and uncensored, their stories make for a fresh, re-defining take on sexual desire for our times.--Karen Lam "The Wild " My instant favorite--Dodie Kazanjian "Vogue " In the realm of contemporary art, too, the new erotica is making its imprint. This month, Paul Chan, artist and winner of 2014's Hugo Boss Prize, released the first in a series of erotic novellas through his publishing house, Badlands Unlimited. And although the convergence of high art and erotica is not necessarily new -- Chan modeled his venture partially on Olympia Press, which published erotica alongside writers like Burroughs and Beckett in the 1950s and 1960s -- it's safe to say that the art world is no longer shy about its sellability, so long as it is written and packaged according to taste.--Jonathon Sturgeon "Flavorwire " Delving into full-on erotica, Badlands Unlimited -- the book press established five years ago by the 2014 hugo Boss Prize-winning artist Paul Chan -- will publish a series of three novellas titled "We Love Lucy," "How to Train Your Virgin" and "God, I Don't Even Know Your Name," the story of an artist who, fresh out of rehab, meets a Finnish curator through a dating app called Bangly. "I*deas about what sex is, and what pleasure can be, are changing, as they ought to," says Chan. "We wanted to p7ublish works that rewpond to this new spirit."--Nicholas Haramis "T: The New York Times Style Magazine " So he adapted the Olympia Press model from the 1950s--when the French publisher sold smut to subsidize work by writers like Henry Miller and Vladimir Nabokov--for a hip readership. The first three books come from virgins to the genre--Wednesday Black, Lilith Wes, and Andrea McGinty--who are all clearly having fun with it.--Fan Zhong "W Magazine " For Chan, the shoes, the books, and the fabric are all "nonprojections"--that is, projections stripped of actual images. The shoes stir up imagined narratives about their wearers; the erotica allows the reader to project their own sexual fantasies onto the text; and the fabric is projected into the gallery through air.--Katy Diamond Hamer "wmagazine.com " Delving into full-on erotica, Badlands Unlimited the book press established five years ago by the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize-winning artist Paul Chan will publish a series of three novellas titled "We Love Lucy," "How to Train Your Virgin" and "God, I Don't Even Know Your Name."--Nicholas Haramis "T: The New York Times Style Magazine " Flip through an issue of any fashion magazine and the ads practically scream "let's talk about sex, baby," when, in reality, the sex conversation isn't as open as it could be. Even though over the centuries erotic literature has done its part to stimulate chatter, the conversation could stand to gain more ground, and more participants. The explicit stories of New Lovers aim to help.New Lovers is a new series of erotic fiction published by Badlands Unlimited, the publishing house founded by artist (and 2014 Hugo Boss Prize winner) Paul Chan in 2010. The first three books of the series feature work by up-and-coming authors who each tackle relationships, intimacy, and sex in their own way.--The Editors "The Aesthete "