Winter Begins, A Book Tour Ends
Events surrounding “Midnight Rambles” kept this writer busy and content throughout December.
Nearing “Midnight Rambles”
Although Midnight Rambles: H. P. Lovecraft in Gotham won’t hit bookstore shelves until this November 7, 2023, my book recently enjoyed a banner week. Publishers Weekly published a stellar review, noting that “Goodwin builds his scrupulous account on a thorough reading of Lovecraft’s letters and diaries, and the unsparing portrait that emerges, while unflattering, offers…
Halloween Fun: Lovecraft and King Manor
Autumn has arrived, and Halloween is approaching. An upcoming talk at the King Manor Museum will detail the relationship between H. P. Lovecraft and New York City.
NecronomiCon Providence 2022
NecronomiCon Providence 2022 marks my first in-person event since the pandemic–a conversation about the long friendship between author H. P. Lovecraft and James F. Morton.
The 100th Episode
Recently, I made my fourth consecutive annual appearance on We Need Some Milk, a podcast exploring local politics and urban policy. This episode was the 100th for the program. I was excited and honored to be a part of this milestone. The hosts and I chatted about pandemic-era cities, mass transit, gerrymandering, and my forthcoming…
H. P. Lovecraft’s Summer in the City
Share some summertime fun with author H. P. Lovecraft as he makes the most of New York City’s public treasures — its parks, beaches, and libraries.
Love(craft) and Marriage: A New York Story
A recent article in Gotham distills H. P. Lovecraft’s New York City years and offers a hint of a forthcoming biography on that time in the author’s life.
Washington Irving in a Neighborhood Cafe
On May 19, 2019, I presented my talk, “Washington Irving: A Knickerbocker in New Jersey,” on behalf of the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy at my favorite neighborhood cafe, Froth on Franklin.
My Spring Bookshelf
Although I’m deep into a research project, I still find myself reading during my leisure time. I just can’t keep away from printed matter. As the weather improves and the days grow longer, I hope to spend many hours with a book in hand. Preferably outside.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Before you indulge in corned beef, soda bread, and a perfectly poured Guinness, devote a portion of this St. Patrick’s Day to the appreciation and enjoyment of Irish letters. Irish writers have penned some of the best literature in the English-speaking world. Read a poem or begin a novel before heading to your favorite pub.…