Afternoon Bites: Talking “California Split,” Matthew Specktor on Howard Jacobson, Notable 2014 Fiction, and More


An interview with many of the figures involved in Robert Altman’s great California Split.

The Atlantic‘s editors share the best books they read this year.

Jonathan Sturgeon at Flavorwire has named his picks for the year’s best fiction.

Rachel Fershleiser discusses highlights from her year in reading.

Matthew Specktor on J, the new novel from Howard Jacobson.

At Pitchfork, Carvell Wallace has an essay up on Run-D.M.C. (and much more.)

Book recommendations from a trio of Brooklyn writers.

The staff of Farrar, Strauss and Giroux discuss their favorite reads of the year.

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