Al Bedell

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Al Bedell is a writer who splits her time between New York and Los Angeles. Her writing explores quotidian trauma and the contemporary female condition. She studied Philosophy at the University of Hartford.


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NEWS ABOUT THIS AUTHOR

November 21st, 2017

Badlands Holiday Sale Begins! Support Independent Publishing!

Badlands Holiday Sale starts today Tuesday November 21st and goes until Thursday December 14th. Works like the infamous New Proverbs protest signs, New No's posters, and Teresa Chan's follow up to her knitted Jabba the Trump Doll: Bitcoin pillows are available for 25% off. Books including the New Lo... more

September 19th, 2017

Badlands at NYABF 2017

Badlands is pleased to participate in the 2017 New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 (Booth M03, Ground Floor). This year, Badlands will premiere our first installation: a not-so-faithful replica of Y.P. 99¢ & UP, the retail store we operate in the Lower East Side. Like Y.P., you'll be able to buy ... more

May 31st, 2017

Bookforum Reviews New Lovers for Summer Sex Issue

Christine Smallwood wrote about the New Lovers series in Bookforum's Luxury & Degradation column as part of their summer sex issue. She focuses on Larissa Pham's Fantasian and Lex Brown's My Wet Hot Drone Summer while also discussing the general aims and goals of erotica and how New Lovers fits ... more

March 1st, 2017

New Lovers Reading at Ulises on 3/4

New Lovers authors Larissa Pham & Al Bedell will read and participate in a Q&A at Ulises in Philadelphia this Saturday March 4th as part of a series of events based on the store's quarterly theme of intimacy. Intimacy: "New Lovers" Erotica Reading and Q&A Saturday March 4th, 6:30--8PM ... more

February 15th, 2017

Al Bedell's ARTnews Consumer Report is a Must Read

I Would Do Anything For Love author Al Bedell has contributed to ARTnews' Consumer Report series offering a hilarious, candid glimpse into a week in her life as she takes us on a journey around Brooklyn and Manhattan filled with her sharp, funny observations of daily life. See her whole Consumer Rep... more

February 7th, 2017

Valentine's Day Erotica Sale ❤︎

For Valentine's Day, Badlands is offering a special sale on all our erotica. All paperbacks will be $9! We are also offering an exclusive New Lovers Bundle which includes all NINE erotica titles in the series along with a New Lovers drawstring bag and a very special New Proverbs Valentine's Card. Th... more

November 25th, 2016

Blowout Sale For Savage Times

Just in time for the holiday season, Badlands is slashing prices on books and works to help you live through /this/

November 14th, 2016

New Lovers Featured on AskMen SEX100

Men's lifestyle site AskMen included the New Lovers series in their SEX100 list (at #88!) of the people, shows, products, places and trends changing the way people have (and think about) sex in 2016."Featuring a fresh, often startlingly artistic approach to erotica, the series runs the gamut of what... more

July 27th, 2016

Stephanie LaCava Interviews Paul Chan for The Believer

Stephanie LaCava recently talked with Paul Chan for a series of interviews she's doing about "The Artist's Novel" on The Believer's site. Read their full chat here.

October 12th, 2015

i-D Talks With Paul Chan About New Lovers

Paul Chan recently did an interview with i-D's Zio Baritaux about all things New Lovers from what character(s) he's attracted to in the three latest books to why all the New Lovers writers are women and why we need erotica now more than ever:"It is a realm of poverty of imagination where people suff... more

October 12th, 2015

Al Bedell's 6 Steps to Writing Good Erotica

New Lovers author Al Bedell did a hilarious how to write an erotica guide for Dazed's website. It's filled with gems that really get to the heart of what New Lovers is about such as: "Fictional sex is where it’s at. Real sex will never be as good as the sex that you’re having in your imagination. In... more

June 23rd, 2015

Badlands Profiled in New Issue of Cultured Magazine

The June/July issue of Cultured Magazine features a profile of Paul and Badlands by Maxwell Williams in which New Lovers and Hippias Minor are discussed as well as the similarities between being an artist and being a publisher. As Paul puts it in the piece:“...I think we realize that the experience ... more