Like much of his work to date, Scott Esposito’s new book The Doubles evades easy categorization, yet also overwhelms the reader with a sense of its author’s personality and aesthetics. It encompasses several years in Esposito’s life, weaving in his impressions on one film that he saw in that year. The resulting book blends artistic disciplines, gives a fantastic sense of its author’s approach to film, and does a number of bold things with narratives along the way. I asked […]
Morning Bites: Sofia Samatar, The Scofield Returns, Álvaro Enrigue Interviewed, Maggie Nelson, and More
In our morning reading: conversations with Sofia Samatar, Maggie Nelson, and Álvaro Enrigue; the latest issue of The Scofield; and more.
Weekend Bites: Heron Oblivion, Álvaro Enrigue and Valeria Luiselli Interviewed, Joshua Mohr’s Next Book, A. Igoni Barrett, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on the debut album from Heron Oblivion, A. Igoni Barrett interviewed by Lincoln Michel, an interview with Álvaro Enrigue and Valeria Luiselli, and more.
Morning Bites: James Baldwin’s Legacy, Windham-Campbell Prizes, Natalie Eilbert Interviewed, Brian Evenson, and More
In our morning reading: the legacy of James Baldwin, an interview with Natalie Eilbert, a playlist from Álvaro Enrigue, and more.
Sudden Death, the second novel by Álvaro Enrigue to be translated into English, features a look at history unlike any other. Enrigue juxtaposes historical obsessions, the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, and the creation of art through an unlikely lens: the game of tennis. The result makes for a work that’s thrilling, epic in its scope, and features a number of nestled tragedies along the way. I spoke with Enrigue about the process of writing the novel and his […]
Afternoon Bites: Daryl Pinckney’s Latest, Álvaro Enrigue Interviewed, Kathleen Hanna, Membership Libraries, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Daryl Pinckney and Brian Evenson, interviews with Alvaro Enrigue and Michael J. Seidlinger, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Álvaro Enrigue’s Latest, Daniel Clowes, Peter Straub Interviewed, Han Kang, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Álvaro Enrigue and Han Kang, an interview with Peter Straub, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Laura van den Berg, Garth Greenwell on “The Queen of the Night,” Vivian Gornick, Charles D’Ambrosio Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: Garth Greenwell on Alexander Chee’s new novel, interviews with Laura van den Berg and Charles D’Ambrosio, poetry from Natalie Eilbert, and more.