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Larissa Pham


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Larissa Pham is a writer living in Brooklyn. She has written for Adult, Guernica, The Nation and Nerve. Pham studied painting and art history at Yale University.

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September 18th, 2019

Publish & Perish: 8 Years of Badlands Unlimited exhibition Sept 18 - Oct 20

Publish & Perish: 8 Years of Badlands UnlimitedSeptember 18 - October 2024 Rutgers streetNew York, NY 10002 Badlands Unlimited and Greene Naftali Gallery are pleased to announce the exhibition “Publish And Perish: Eight Years of Badlands Unlimited” at the Badlands exhibition space at 24 Rutger... more

February 8th, 2018

50% Off Erotica for V-Day

"My mind was too blown away to even move my hand" – Miranda July50% OFF EROTICA !!!!!! VALENTINE'S DAY SALEENDS FEB 15TH. Do you hate your boyfriend?Distract yourself with New Lovers this Valentine's day!50% off all books in the New Lovers erotica series for Valentine's Day starting today, February ... 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

July 4th, 2017

New Lovers Trilogy No. 3 Available Now

New Lovers Trilogy No. 3 is an ebook collection of the three latest erotic novellas in the New Lovers series published by Badlands Unlimited: Tamara Faith Berger's trippy, breakneck vision quest, Kuntalini, Bettina Davis' sordid tale of infidelity, One Valencia Lane, and Larissa Pham's psychosexual ... 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 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

January 6th, 2017

BOMB Magazine Says Reading Fantasian Will Make You Have Better Sex

Larissa Pham's Fantasian has been reviewed by Ben Fama in the Winter issue of BOMB Magazine. He calls Fantasian "a fall-semester Lacanian sex romp...which ends with a blockbuster conclusion," and says reading it led to to him "having better sex" so "if there is any justification for spending money o... more

December 13th, 2016

Fantasian & Kuntalini Featured on Best of 2016 Lists

Larissa Pham's Fantasian and Tamara Faith Berger's Kuntalini were featured on Best of 2016 lists. Baltimore City Paper's Noise Arts Blog put Fantasian on its Top Ten Non-Local Books of 2016. Rebekah Kirkman writes: "Fires, sex, desire, murder, and the loss and creation of “the self” are the building... 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

October 25th, 2016

Larissa Pham Interviewed By Electric Literature

Fantasian author Larissa Pham did an in-depth interview with Adalena Kavanagh for Electric Literature. They discuss everything from desire, class, race, Lacan, mirror theory, new representations of Asian Americans in literature that reflect the reality of the world today, writing sex scenes, the evo... more

October 12th, 2016

Latest "New Lovers" Now Available at Y.P. 99¢ & Up

New titles are now available at Badlands Unlimited's retail spot, Y.oung P.ublisher 99¢ & Up, at 24 Rutgers Street on the Lower East Side. Get the latest books from the New Lovers erotica series, One Valencia Lane by Bettina Davis and Fantasian by Larissa Pham along with other Badlands classics ... more

October 12th, 2016

Larissa Pham Describes How "Fantasian" Came To Be For Catapult

New Lovers author Larissa Pham did a piece for Catapult about the writing process behind her book, Fantasian and how writing it helped her find her creative voice:"I wrote and instead of trying to make a thing the way I thought a thing should look, I listened to myself. Rather than attempt a particu... more

September 24th, 2016

ELLE Calls New Lovers "An Antidote To Mass-Produced Smut"

ELLE Magazine's Anna Fitzpatrick did a piece on New Lovers interviewing the latest authors in the series, Larissa Pham & Bettina Davis, as well as Badlands director Micaela Durand. They each discuss what makes for good, successful erotica and how "to marry the salacious stuff with narrative nece... more

September 19th, 2016

Two New New Lovers Available Now

Badlands is pleased to announce the publication of two new novellas in the acclaimed erotic series New Lovers. In Fantasian by Larissa Pham, a young Asian woman's life at Yale takes a dizzying turn when she meets Dolores—her doppelgänger—at a party. As they begin to merge into each other’s social ... more

September 10th, 2016

Badlands at the 2016 New York Art Book Fair

Badlands is pleased to announce our participation in the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, September 16-18. This year, Badlands will premiere the two latest novellas in the acclaimed erotica series New Lovers: Fantasian by Larissa Pham and One Valencia Lane by Bettina Davis. On Saturday, September... more