“Brilliant, imaginative, and woven from the real and gauzy strands of a rich inner life, Fred Leebron‘s THE NEWS SAID IT WAS is a masterful book of disillusionment and wonder.” Ada Limon
From acclaimed novelist and essayist Fred Leebron, THE NEWS SAID IT WAS is a walloping collection of short fiction full of the dire and the outrageous, and running circles around the conventions of memory, realism and fantasy.
Short novels + extended essays. Powerful + acclaimed.
“A furious, darkly comic fable for this precise American moment” – J. Robert Lennon
“A tense and timely love story that probes the disastrous gulf between class and technology” – Ben Marcus
“Endlessly inquisitive… a worthy addition to the canon of messy, strange, and keen women” – Kirkus Reviews
“The Jim Jarmusch of Central Oklahoma zoo-fiction—contemplative and dreamy and in awe of the strange.” – Benjamin Warner
our books + authors in the media
Now in our 10th year, Outpost19 is an award-winning publisher of fine fiction and nonfiction books. Our authors and titles have been featured in indie and major media and favored by booksellers nationwide. Based in San Francisco. Jon Roemer, senior editor and publisher.