In our morning reading: Blake Butler on Vladimir Sorokin’s fiction, an interview with Jerry Stahl, and more.
We’ve entered the final weeks of summer. In practical terms, that means that it could turn brisk at a moment’s notice — or that a heatwave might be upon us before long. All of which means that this month’s array of books take a similarly wide-ranging approach, encompassing everything from taut poetry to maximalist fiction. Here are some recommendations to get your fall reading started.
In our morning reading: an interview with Kim Kelly, thoughts on Angel Olsen’s new album, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alexandra Chang, Emma Straub’s Latest, Ariana Reines, Tori Amos Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Alexandra Chang, thoughts on Emma Straub’s new novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Carmen Maria Machado Interviewed, Sarah Rose Etter Fiction, Poetry and Social Media, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Carmen Maria Machado, fiction by Sarah Rose Etter and Ashton Politanoff, and more.
Morning Bites: Kamila Shamsie, Bookstores and Politics, Gabino Iglesias Interviewed, Lance Olsen, and More
In our morning reading: a review of Kamila Shamsie’s new novel, great anti-fascist punk songs, fiction by Ashton Politanoff, and more.
In our morning reading: Cari Luna interviewed Peter Rock, checking in with Paula Bomer, and much more.
Sympathy by Ashton Politanoff Stewart was currently ranked 52 in the world, his highest ranking yet. At twenty-nine, this was his year. Everyone knew that when tennis players turned thirty, it was all downhill, unless you were Agassi. It happened on the practice court. He tossed the yellow ball up in the air, fuzzy from the heat, and whacked it. Immediately, he felt the shooting pain. He tried to shake it out, dropping the racquet on the baseline and dangling […]