In our morning reading: an interview with Genevieve Hudson, new writing by Steve Himmer, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alisson Wood Interviewed, Elisa Gabbert, Kevin Latimer Interviewed, Mavis Gallant, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Alisson Wood, thoughts on Elisa Gabbert’s essay collection, and more.
Morning Bites: Carmen Laforet Revisited, Jason Molina, Literary Suburbs, Tola Rotimi Abraham, and More
In our morning reading: revisiting the work of Carmen Laforet, discussing literary canons, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Caroline Leavitt on Writing, Lavie Tidhar, John Langan’s Latest, Matthew Salesses, and More
In our afternoon reading: Caroline Leavitt on writing, a playlist from Matthew Salesses, and more.
Leah Hampton isn’t fucking around. You don’t call a short story collection what she called hers if the plan is to be indirect. But for all its bluntness, her writing is subtle and multilayered. As great as Hampton is at sketching out living, breathing people, she’s at least as adept at using symbol and metaphor. Even when I could see a plot cocking its fist back, I was helpless to dodge the blow to my gut. The worst part is I was laughing out loud moments before getting clobbered.
Morning Bites: Zadie Smith, Adam Wilson’s Latest, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Melissa Faliveno Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Zadie Smith and Adam Wilson, an interview with Melissa Faliveno, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Tochi Onyebuchi Interviewed, Corinne Manning, Stefan Grabinski’s Fiction, Roger Eno and Brian Eno, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Tochi Onyebuchi and Corinne Manning, an excerpt from Dmitry Samarov’s new book, and more.
The guiding principle of Six Ridiculous Questions is that life is filled with ridiculousness. And questions. That only by giving in to these truths may we hope to slip the surly bonds of reality and attain the higher consciousness we all crave. (Eh, not really, but it sounded good there for a minute.) It’s just. Who knows? The ridiculousness and question bits, I guess. Why six? Assonance, baby, assonance.