In our afternoon reading: new writing from Alexander Chee and Rion Amilcar Scott, an interview with Susan Bernhard, and more.
Morning Bites: Samanta Schweblin Excerpted, Matthew Binder, Tournament of Books Shortlist, Rachel Lyon, and More
In our morning reading: fiction from Samanta Schweblin, news of a film adaptation of Rachel Lyon’s novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jeff Jackson, James Reich Interviewed, Matthew Gavin Frank Nonfiction, Great Book Covers, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Jeff Jackson’s new novel, writing from Matthew Gavin Frank, and much more.
Morning Bites: Guy Gunaratne Interviewed, Ashleigh Young and Chelsea Hodson, William Boyle’s Latest, Laughing Hyenas Revisited, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Guy Gunaratne, Porochista Khakpour and Mattilda B. Sycamore in conversation, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Adam Nemett Interviewed, Tyrese Coleman, PEN America Literary Awards, Daniel Borzutzky, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Adam Nemett and Tyrese Coleman, poetry from Daniel Borzutzky, and more.
“I’m Trying to Demonstrate in a Way That Autobiography is Impossible”: An Interview With Brad Phillips
I didn’t know what to expect when Essays and Fictions showed up in my mailbox. All I really knew was that the guy who wrote it was a really talented artist from Canada named Brad Phillips. And also Tyrant Books was publishing it. Seemed up my alley, all of their stuff usually is. This one was different, though. It seemed more serious. And it is. Addiction plays a huge role for starters. And then there is death and fear and grief and identity. There’s a lot of love, too. As soon as I started reading it, I knew I was reading something special. Brad Phillips isn’t only a great visual artist from Canada, he’s a great writer as well, and this book may well be the closest thing to an instant classic I’ve chanced to read before its release.
In our morning reading: new writing by Brandon Hobson and Alex McElroy, revisiting the music of Chic, and more.
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Elle Nash and Elisa Gabbert, Colin Winnette on the books of 2018, and more.