Afternoon Bites: Pamela Houston Interviewed, Literary Superheroes, Talking “Computer Chess,” Karl Ove Knausgård, and More


“Bruni’s use of her characters’ wishful thinking and obliviousness creates an atmosphere of surrealism, with comics providing the focus.” Jenn Northington makes the case for Sarah Bruni’s The Night Gwen Stacy Died.

Pamela Houston was interviewed by Rebecca Keith at The Rumpus.

Andrew Bujalski talked Computer Chess with Slate.

JW McCormack’s Karl Ove Knausgård essay is absolutely worth reading.

Rick Moody had good things to say about the new album from Mark Mulcahy.

Rachel Cantor has some book recommendations for you. Perhaps you might like to read her Sunday Story as well?

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