It’s a shame that Playboy is such a goddamn mess because the magazine really does publish great fiction. I admire their fiction editor, Amy Loyd, a lot. She gets good shit.
Like first serial rights to the Nabakov’s final novel, “The Original of Laura,” which he wanted burned. The 5,000 word excerpt will run in the December issue, released in early November about a week before the book itself comes out.
Read about the hoops Ms. Grant jumped through (and the flowers she sent) to acquire it here.
Read the Playboy interview with Nabakov from 1964 here.