Afternoon Bites: Penelope Fitzgerald, Writers on Re-Reading, Jenny Slate Interviewed, Stevie Wonder at MSG, and More


Albert Camus was born on this day in 1913.

Alexander Chee reviewed Hermione Lee’s biography of Penelope Fitzgerald.

The likes of Philip Roth, Jennifer Egan, Marilynne Robinson, and Junot Diaz wrote about the experience of re-reading their work.

Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer talked Marcel the Shell with Flavorwire.

If you’d like to read a collection of Avery Edison’s essays, one has just been assembled.

This episode of Soundcheck involves both contributors from Come Here Often? and an Ex Hex performance.

Ed Balloon’s “The Swimmer” is not (as far as we can tell) Cheever-inspired, but it’s highly recommended regardless.

Christopher R. Weingarten on Stevie Wonder playing Songs in the Key of Life at Madison Square Garden.

Alan Sepinwall wrote about Too Many Cooks and sitcom nightmares.

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