Wednesday Black


Black Bio

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.

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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.

July 14th, 2016

“Virgin” Featured on Printed Matter Table

New Lovers #1, How To Train Your Virgin by Wednesday Black, is featured on Printed Matter’s themed table of the week. They call it a “fantastical romp.” See the rest of the table here. They also included Cara Benedetto’s Burning Blue and Claudia La Rocco’s The Best Most Useless Dress on their “Beach... more

April 27th, 2016

AnOther Magazine Talks All Things New Lovers w/ Badlands

Reba Maybury of AnOther Magazine interviewed Badlands founder Paul Chan and director Micaela Durand and they discussed Badlands’ erotica publishing ethos as well as the goals and future of the series. “We hope New Lovers can be a survival manual for sex in the 21st century, where survival today for ... more

June 29th, 2015

C Magazine Reviews New Lovers

Tess Edmonson reviewed the New Lovers trilogy for the summer issue of the Toronto-based C Magazine. Delving into the three titles, she writes: "...all three novels rely on elements of the unknown on which to focus their subjects’ desire – perhaps all sexual fantasy does to a certain extent."Get the ... 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

May 11th, 2015

Hyperallergic Says We're Creating a Haven with New Lovers

Hyperallergic's Jessica Gross recently dug into the the New Lovers trilogy, dubbing Lilth Wes' We Love Lucy her favorite of the three. Gross goes on to praise what New Lovers as a whole stands for: "More important — vastly important — is that books of this nature have a forum and a champion. Traditi... more

April 13th, 2015

The Art Newspaper Reviews Paul's Guggenheim Show

The Art Newspaper's Orit Gat recently reviewed Paul's show at the Guggenheim, Nonprojections for New Lovers, highlighting its simplicity, minimalism, and thoughtfulness.Discussing the "New Lovers" proofs in the show Gat says, "The proofs demonstrate that the structure of a museum exhibition can be u... more

March 12th, 2015

Nonprojections and New Lovers on ARTINFO

Noelle Bodick of BLOUIN ARTINFO covers Paul Chan's Hugo Boss exhibition, "Nonprojections for New Lovers" currently on view at the Guggenheim. Bodick posits that Chan's Nonprojections, "a response to the image-saturated world" have more in common with our erotica series [New Lovers] than one might as... more

March 12th, 2015

New Lovers in Flavorwire's "The Cultural Triumph of Erotica in 2015"

Jonathan Sturgeon from Flavorwire writes about the triumph of Erotica in 2015 in light of Fifty Shades of Grey and highlights New Lovers as one of the up and coming forms of new erotica. Sturgeon writes, "...erotica’s burgeoning cultural legitimacy is not restricted to mass entertainment. In the rea... more

March 11th, 2015

Wednesday Black and Paul Chan discuss smut on MSNBC

Wednesday Black author of How To Train Your Virgin and Paul Chan discuss smut with Krystal Ball on MSNBC's The Cycle. Our favorite quote?"I'm not sure that 50 Shades of Grey got it right or got it wrong. But what's important is that young people are responding to the idea that women can write about ... more

February 16th, 2015

ARTnews with Sneak Peak into New Lovers

Just in time for Valentines... Andrew Russeth of Artnews previews the upcoming releases for New Lovers. He writes, "Note that if you work in a moderately corporate environment you may want to wait until you’re home to give it a read. Badlands has also sent along some photos of people reading the “Ne... more