Afternoon Bites: Powers on Egan, Kieron Gillen, tUnE-yArDs, and more

“I’m extra pleased that Egan’s feminist take on the rock scene now enters history as the exemplary work from a generation of writers for whom pop music serves as both subject matter and key inspiration.” –Ann Powers on Jennifer Egan’s Pulitzer win and the novel’s relationship to rock criticism (among other things).
  • “Every teenage girl is an assassin, wielding words like weapons, carving out their spaces in the world…” At This Recording, Elisabeth Donnelly reviews Hanna.
  • Of note: the launch of the Los Angeles Review of Books. Contributing editors include the likes of Chris Abani, Carolyn Kellogg, John D’Agata, Achy Obejas, and Nick Antosca.