In our morning reading: an interview with Emily Nemens, the winners of this year’s Whiting Awards, and more.
Weekend Bites: Brandon Taylor Interviewed, Sean Michaels, Amina Cain and Patty Yumi Cottrell, and More
In our weekend reading: interviews with Brandon Taylor and Sean Michaels, thoughts on how best to support musicians, and more.
The last time I talked with Amina Cain it was 2013 and the subject was her book Creature. Now, Cain has returned with a new book, Indelicacy — a novel about a woman’s artistic awakening amidst questions of art, intimacy, and class. It’s a difficult book to describe, because so much of its power stems from the manner in which Cain tells it story: what she keeps in, what she leaves out, and how she transforms the familiar into something almost fantastical. I talked with Cain about her new book and how she created it earlier this month.
Afternoon Bites: Hilary Leichter, Amina Cain Interviewed, Gayle Brandeis, John Langan’s Recommendations, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Hilary Leichter’s new novel, an interview with Amina Cain, and more.
Morning Bites: Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Alexander Chee on Writing, Amina Cain, Translating Peter Stamm, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Marcelo Hernandez Castillo and Helen Phillips, Alexander Chee on the craft of writing, and more.
Weekend Bites: Binyavanga Wainaina Remembered, Peter Kispert, Amina Cain’s Playlist, Michael Zapata, and More
In our weekend reading: a remembrance of Binyavanga Wainaina, a playlist from Amina Cain, and more.
Morning Bites: Brandon Taylor, Silvina Ocampo Revisited, Amina Cain, David Lynch’s “Dune” Adaptation, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Brandon Taylor and Amina Cain, thoughts on a book by Silvina Ocampo, and more.
With the arrival of February, it feels like 2020 is getting into high gear, for better or for worse. A cursory glance at the month’s most anticipated new books could best be described as eclectic: there are experimental and transgressive works here, along with career-spanning tomes and thematically ambitious works of fiction. If this is a harbinger of what the rest of the (literary) year looks like, it’s a good omen.