Being Flynn

Each week we feature one of out many talented interns here at Superstition Review. This week’s piece comes from Fiction Editor Stephanie De La Rosa.

Nick Flynn is an American author known for his poetry and plays. His memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City won a PEN award in 2004. Superstition Review had the honor of interviewing Flynn in Spring 2009, in Issue 5. Flynn shared a few of his thoughts on the writing style he used in Another Bullshit Night, and mentioned, “I wrote my way toward a sense of compassion for my father, which was perhaps the only way I could go, since I began with very little.”

Superstition Review is glad to share with our readers that Flynn’s memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, is soon to be released as a major motion film directed by Paul Weitz, and starring Robert de Niro and Paul Dano. The synopsis for the movie begins, “Can one life story have two authors?”  We hope to see the answer to this question upon the film’s release, March 2, 2012.

For more information, to watch the trailer, and to read more about the film, visit

You can also check out Nick Flynn’s Website and his interview with Superstition Review.

Here at SR, we wish Nick Flynn continued success and look forward to viewing his memoir’s film adaptation, Being Flynn.


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5 thoughts on “Being Flynn

  • February 28, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I saw a preview for this movie the other day and was really confused because I knew Nick Flynn by his poetry, and since when do contemporary poets get movies made about them? With A-List actors and everything!? I didn’t even know he had a memoir, but now I definitely want to read it before seeing the movie (which looks awesome, by the way). 

    • February 29, 2012 at 12:34 am

      Lots of biopics are made about musicians, politicians, and actors. It’s great to see poets getting a little more attention from Hollywood. Some other movies about poets that I know off hand: “Bright Star,” a movie about John Keats, and “Gothic,” a movie featuring Lord Byron, Mary and Percy Shelley about the birth of Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein.” 

      • March 1, 2012 at 10:42 pm

        I loved “Bright Star”! Sam, I had the same thought too, but that just makes me want to watch the movie even more.  

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