Madras Press Offerings from Kalfus, Barthelme, Kaufman, and Marcus


Madras Press is currently one of my absolute favorites: beautiful and unusual little books that collect new and established talent, with proceeds from each book going to the author’s favorite charity. This time around, for the second series, the books are:

The Moors by Ben Marcus
A Manual for Sons by Donald Barthelme
The Tiny Wife by Andrew Kaufman
Three Stories by Ken Kalfus

You can’t find these titles on Amazon, but you can get more information on how to order here. You should do that. You should go there right now and order. Because these books are wonderful, and make great gifts. For a good cause.

On a slightly more selfish note, if you’ve appreciated what you’ve read on this blog this year—much of which has promoted other writers’ work—consider showing your appreciation the same way you would with any good busker. If the link doesn’t work, direct paypal is vanderworld at Full-time writers gotta eat.


  1. jeff vandermeer says

    Eeek. If Madras…google.

    If the other, click on the paypal button in the righthand sidebar–scroll down.


  2. says

    I adore Madras press! I loved “The Third Elevator” and “Bobcat” from the first series, I haven’t read the other two yet; I just finished series 2 “Three Stories” by Ken Kalfus, and it’s wonderful – “The Un-” is required reading for writers. It’s marvellous! I’m so happy when I see others enjoying Madras, I love their teeny-tiny books and the selections they print.