Afternoon Bites: Tracey Thorn’s Memoir, Literary Crushes, Aaron Gilbreath on Nick Flynn, and More

Tracey Thorn — of Marine Girls and Everything But the Girl and a lauded solo career — has a memoir out in the UK. Douglas Wolk used the occasion to discuss highlights from her discography.

Edward Champion, Roxane Gay, and more reveal their literary crushes.

Blake Butler interviewing Tim Hecker? Yes, we’ll read that.

Joyland lets you, for lack of a better word, choose your own adventure.

The indubitable Aaron Gilbreath reviewed Nick Flynn’s The Reenactments for The Portland Mercury.

If you’d like to read Aleksander Hemon on soccer in Chicago, might we direct you to the latest issue of Howler?

New fiction from Jason Rice is up at The Nervous Breakdown.

Gabrielle Bell looks at the phrase “I love you.”

Sean Howe talked to the War Rocket Ajax podcast.

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