Now Introducing…

KtB welcomes two new contributing editors to the Buddha-killing mix.

Alex Rose is a co-founding editor of Hotel St. George Press and the author of The Musical Illusionist and Other Tales. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Ploughshares, The Forward, The Believer, The Providence Journal, North American Review, The Reading Room, and on many web zines and popular blogs. His story, “Ostracon,” will be included in the 2009 edition of Best American Short Stories. We hope you enjoyed his short story Flood that was published yesterday.

striatic via FlickrMatthew Fishbane spent twelve years teaching high school English overseas in Colombia, Spain and Cambodia, before realizing that even on the other side of the world he couldn’t escape his mother’s Jersey Jewish roots. His writing has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, The New York Times, Salon, Outside, the Walrus, and others. He was recruited to enliven the audio dimension of Killing the Buddha. His work is archived at

We’ll still be highly selective about fiction, but we *greatly encourage* you listeners out there to start sending audio material or descriptions of completed or proposed work via email to Help Matthew as he guides the shape of our audio programming, be it full feature podcasts or one-minute seeker sound bites. Tell us, what would you like to be hearing on KtB? Authors reading their works? Interviews? John Cage’s interpretation of God?

For those of you who missed them, here are a few of our latest posts for your auditory pleasure:

The What of God?—A chat with Robert Wright on his new monster, The Evolution of God.

I Was A Pre-Pubescent MessiahHear Irina Reyn read at the Believer, Beware release party June 29, 2009.

The Cacophony Choir—True tales of a stockbroker seeker, a Christian witch, and a maybe-miracle in Worcester, Massachusetts, by way of Cameroon.