Author Spotlight: Carol Novack (In Memoriam)

Carol Novack, writer, poet, editor and publisher of the Mad Hatters’ Review, MadHat Press, and the MadHat Arts Foundation, died on December 29th of 2011. She was also a contributor to Women Writing the Weird (edited by Deb Hoag) and New Cross-Fucked Musings on a Manic Reality (edited by Tom Bradley).

In a previous life, Carol was also a criminal defense and constitutional lawyer. Her writings may be found in numerous journals, including Action Yes, American Letters & Commentary, Caketrain, Drunken Boat, Exquisite Corpse, Fiction International, First Intensity, Gargoyle, Journal of Experimental Literature, LIT, and Notre Dame Review.

Her work has appeared in anthologies such as Diagram III, Heide Hatry: Heads & Tales, The Penguin Book of Australian Women Poets, and The & Now Awards: The Best Innovative Fiction.

Her fully illustrated collection, Giraffes in Hiding: The Mythical Memoirs of Carol Novack, was published in 2010 by Spuyten Duyvil Press.  

As our dear friend Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief of Unlikely Stories, said recently, "Goodbye, Carol. Madness is less fun without you."

Deb Hoag, on behalf of the Dog Horn Posse