In our morning reading: interviews with Danielle Dutton, Ben Tanzer, and Sam Shepard; nonfiction from Alina Simone; and more.
Afternoon Bites: Victor LaValle and Daniel José OIder, Philip K. Dick Awards, Lee Hazlewood Reissues, Ben Tanzer’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: a conversation between Victor LaValle and Daniel José Older, reviews of books by Ben Tanzer and Kristine Ong Muslim, and much more.
Morning Bites: Bette Howland, 2015’s Best Nonfiction, Ben Tanzer on “Zero Saints,” Garth Risk Hallberg, and More
In our morning reading: the literary history of Bette Howland, new writing on music from Michael Azzerad, Ben Tanzer on Gabino Iglesias’s new book, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Wendy C. Ortiz Interviewed, Matthew Salesses, Sara Majka Fiction, Stephin Merritt, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Wendy C. Ortiz and Matthew Salesses, fiction from Sara Majka, interesting small press books released in October, and more.
Morning Bites: New Jami Attenberg Fiction, Pops Staples, Inside “Broad City,” David Mitchell’s Next Novel, Red Red Meat, and More
In our morning reading: Ernest J. Gaines’s birthday, new fiction from Jami Attenberg and John McManus, a new David Mitchell novel will be out later this year, and more.
In our morning reading: Michael Faber on his last novel, an interview with Megan Stielstra, Adrian Van Young on horror, new writing from Ben Tanzer, and more.
Morning Bites: Patricia Lockwood Interviewed, Wendy C. Ortiz, Ben Tanzer’s Essays, Richard Reed Parry Reviewed, and More
Interviews with Patricia Lockwood and Wendy C. Ortiz, thoughts on new albums from Neil Young and Richard Reed Parry, reviews of books by Ben Tanzer and Brandon Hobson, and more.
Orphans by Ben Tanzer Switchgrass Books; 164 p. In the past few years, Ben Tanzer has established himself as an adept chronicler of a particular type of middle-class male anxiety. Fathers figure prominently into his work, as do cities — most especially, Tanzer’s home of Chicago. Orphans, his latest novel, shares many characteristics with Tanzer’s body of work, but ventures into the realm of science fiction. Orphans zeroes in on the fears and frustrations of its protagonist: his new job, which […]