Afternoon Bites: Apocalyptic Narratives, Roxane Gay on Franzen’s “Purity,” Amy Stewart Interviewed, Matt Bell’s Latest, and More


Talking apocalyptic narratives with Leslie Jamison and Ryan Spencer.

Roxane Gay reviewed Jonathan Franzen’s Purity for NPR.

Amy Stewart was interviewed about her novel Girl Waits With Gun.

Literary Hub has an excerpt up from Matt Bell’s Scrapper.

Jess Zimmerman on her complex relationship with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Michael Schaub recommends September books.

At Grantland: the complex story behind a t-shirt popular among Red Sox fans.

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