In our morning reading: exploring the new Titus Andronicus album, an interview with Saeed Jones, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jai Chakrabarti Fiction, Janice Lee on Writing, Aliya Whiteley on Horror, and More
In our afternoon reading: fiction by Jai Chakrabarti, interviews with Bonnie Tsui and Janice Lee, and more.
Morning Bites: Nadia Owusu, Renée Watson Interviewed, Chris Kelso, Egg Creams on Film, and More
In our morning reading: Nadia Owusu and Caleb Azumah Nelson in conversation, thoughts on Chris Kelso’s new book, and more.
Towards a Definition of Ecological Fiction: An Interview With Marian Womack
My first time reading Marian Womack‘s work came via the collection Lost Objects, an unsettling array of speculative fiction informed by climate change in multiple unsettling ways. (I interviewed her about it in 2018.) This year will see the release of her novel, The Golden Key — but first, Womack has another literary project that she’s ushered into the world, an anthology co-edited with Gary Budden. This is An Invite to Eternity, which includes stories from Kristen Roupenian, Aliya Whiteley, and Naomi Booth. It’s also the first book from Calque Press, a new independent publisher. I talked with Womack about the anthology, the press, and the uncanny boundaries of ecological fiction.
Weekend Bites: Octavia E. Butler, Books About Protests, Liza Featherstone, Tune-Yards Interviewed, and More
In our weekend reading: revisiting Octavia E. Butler’s “Dawn,” a new bookstore opens in the East Village, and more.