Weekend Bites: Geoff Dyer Interviewed, Shane Jones, Tournament of Books Bracket, Saltz on “Girls,” and More


“The Lish workshops produced many good first stories, and many good first books, but they have been less successful at launching careers. Those who have persisted have made clear in the transformation of their work that they are drawing on different resources.” At The New Yorker, thoughts on the influence of Gordon Lish’s workshop.

You can now read all of Matthew Specktor’s interview with Geoff Dyer for The Paris Review online.

Thought Catalog has an excerpt up from Shane Jones’s forthcoming novel Crystal Eaters.

Chicago journalist Kelly Haramis’s play Double Happiness sounds very interesting.

Jerry Saltz on his brief appearance on Girls.

Hello, Tournament of Books brackets.

Adrian Van Young wrote about gun violence in fiction.

Ron Charles on the literary app Connu.

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