Drinking with Authors features our favorite often-intoxicated   novelist, who talks about Vintage Attraction, how rosé is sometimes quite literally summer in a bottle, and the difference between writing for catharsis and for an audience.

Vintage Attraction is one of NPR affiliate WNIJ’s Winter Book Series 2015 featured selections. Morning Edition host Dan Klefstad asks Charles questions about writing, marriage, cava, and more in this interview.

Vintage Attraction is a New York Times notable book. Sort of.

Shia Kapos at Crain’s Chicago Business takes names, and Charles Blackstone is one of them.

When The Millions asked Charles Blackstone for a list of what books he’d read in 2013, there was only one novel (besides Vintage Attraction) he wanted to tell you about.

Newcity‘s Naomi Huffman turns a tape recorder and a camera on Charles Blackstone and Haruki Murakami the pug.

Charles talks to Kevin Frazier at Open Letters Monthly and to Anna Roins for Authorlink.

The Chicago Tribune features Blackstone’s impetuses in life, in writing, and in serving wine (both to dinner guests and to a pug).

The Barnes & Noble Review puts Vintage Attraction on its Long List and calls it a “unique and scintillating novel.”

Charles talks about writing, publishing, pop music, wine, and pugs with Kris Littman in this Fearless Radio podcast.

The Daily Sip at Bottlenotes says Vintage Attraction might just be the perfect pairing.

Learn about Charles Blackstone’s failed attempt at reality television on PureWow.

You and Me This Morning interviews Charles and Alpana about vino and veritas.

Groupon had poet Franki Elliot take to her typewriter about new fall Chicago lit, and she hammered Vintage Attraction into verse.

The Sunday Rumpus asks Charles about autobiographical fiction, the mystery of wine pairings, and the besotted and frictive intersection of the two in this interview.

Charles Blackstone interviews himself for The Nervous Breakdown. They also excerpt Izzy and Hapworth’s boozy first date in Vintage Attraction.

Talk of the Town: Q&A: Charles Blackstone on Chicago-Set Novel, Vintage Attraction in Michigan Avenue magazine

Bookslut editor-in-chief and Charles’s boss, Jessa Crispin, spoke kindly of Vintage Attraction (“The most remarkable thing about [the novel] to me is its emotional maturity”) in this blog post.

Charles Blackstone gets comfortable in the Chicago Tribune Sunday magazine home section.

University of Colorado’s Coloradan magazine notes an alumnus’s new novel news.

Vintage Blackstone: Jill Talbot interviews Charles in Word Riot.



Charles discusses guerrilla dating practices, tabloid journalism, and all things Vintage Attraction with Vocalo‘s magnanimous Molly Adams and the babylonian Brian Babylon on The Morning AmP.

Charles has a few gin tonics and springs forward into Vintage Attraction‘s then-forthcoming publication on The Virtual Memories Show podcast, with Gil Roth.

Charles talks about Bookslut and shares some highlights from the current issue on Vocalo’s The Morning AMp program.

Charles interviews famed novelist Jackie Collins, on the publication of her twenty-ninth novel, The Power Trip, bullying, sex, cheating, ereaders, and the rest, for The Huffington Post’s HuffPost Live webcast.

Vintage Blackstone: Authors on Tour Live broadcast of Charles Blackstone reading at Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, CO.