Afternoon Bites: Tiphanie Yanique Interviewed, John Luther Adams, Designing “The Empathy Exams,” Marisa Paternoster, and More


 “My grandparents were the fantasy storytellers. The first truly fantasy writer I was into as a young adult was Nalo Hopinkson.” Tiphanie Yanique talks science fiction, zombies, and more. Also of note: Jason Diamond’s review of Land of Love and Drowning.

A look at the design process for the cover of Leslie Jamison’s The Empathy Exams.

Here’s what the editors of Guernica have been reading lately.

At The New Inquiry, Jacob Silverman takes on the idea of the “Internet of Things.”

Maura Johnston on Noun, the solo project of Screaming Females’ Marisa Paternoster.

At Electric Literature, new fiction from Sasha Graybosch.

John Luther Adams was interviewed about composing music to blend in with the ambient sounds of NYC.

Jordan Castro wrote about reading in rehab for The Fanzine.

Okwiri Oduor is the winner of this year’s Caine Prize for African Writing.

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