Afternoon Bites: Alexander Chee on “Downton Abbey,” Scott McClanahan, Verlaines Reissued, “Flowers in the Attic” Revisited, and More


The Millions’s 2014 literary preview — including books by Teju Cole, Emma Straub, W.G. Sebald, Adam Wilson, Lynne Tillmann, and many, many more — is up.

Alexander Chee on Downton Abbey‘s missing villains.

Sarah Gerard was interviewed about her new book Things I Told My Mother at Luna Luna.

Rebecca Mead profiled Jennifer Weiner for The New Yorker.

At Slate, Tammy Oler wrote about Flowers in the Attic.

Here is a pictorial interview with Scott McClanahan.

The New Inquiry‘s Rachel Rosenfelt is one of Forbes‘s 30 Under 30.

Pitchfork reviewed a pair of Verlaines reissues.

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