Morning Bites: Literary Bad Kids, Iain Banks Excerpt, Defending Alice Munro, And More

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“So you will have to take my comments in the context of the fact that I am a male critic, and hence one of history’s monsters.” – Marie Calloway and Tao Lin are “The New Bad Kids of Fiction” according to one of the few Esquire pieces on books, which we guess was written by a monster…

Kyle Minor defends Alice Munro at Salon in response to Christian Lorentzen’s London Review of Books review of Dear Life.

Jason Rice on preferring to read women writers

We really dig this Rumpus Original by Matthew Newton.

There’s an excerpt up at The Guardian from Iain Banks’s final novel.

Royal Young on his family’s reaction to Fame Shark

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