In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the music of Pharaoh Sanders, a playlist from Berit Ellingsen, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Joan Didion’s Latest, Melissa Febos Nonfiction, Snail Mail, Berit Ellingsen Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Joan Didion’s new book, new writing from Melissa Febos and Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, and more.
Morning Bites: Virginia Woolf’s Birthday, Charlie Jane Anders, Kiese Laymon Nonfiction, Matt Gallagher’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: Virginia Woolf’s birthday, new writing from Kiese Laymon, spring book recommendations from BOMB, and more.
Not Dark Yet, the new novel by Berit Ellingsen, is a magnificently disconcerting work. Its narrative shifts through time and space, with its protagonist living in isolation, then flashing back to explain the disquieting circumstances that led him to make that decision. A host of other elements make their presence knows, from flawed relationships to catastrophic climate change to an astronaut training program. It’s like little else I’ve read, and I conversed with Ellingsen via email to learn more about […]
This month looks to be a decidedly interesting month for books. There’s surreal fiction that carves out its own space in which to thrive, reissues of compelling work from the first half of the 20th century, an unexpected look at science fiction favorites, and a return from one of the best nonfiction writers out there. There’s plenty due out this month to capture a reader’s attention. Here are several of the books that have caught our eye for the month […]