In our morning reading: thoughts on Jane Wong’s new book, a playlist from Bethanne Patrick, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Bethanne Patrick Interviewed, Revisiting “Fever to Tell,” Chelsea Martin’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Bethanne Patrick, a new Brooklyn bookstore, and more.
Books of the Month: May 2023 Edition
How, exactly, did we get to May already? Normally, we’d make a joke here about the collapse of time and space or something similarly esoteric, but the hour is at hand when we should get to the recommending of books. And so here are some book recommendations for the month we’re in — and, if you’re behind on your reading, these books aren’t going anywhere.
Revisiting Literary Scandals in Podcast Form: Bethanne Patrick on Making “Missing Pages”
If you’ve ever wanted to listen to a deep dive into literary history, it’s currently a great time to do precisely that. The new podcast Missing Pages joins a few other notable audio productions — including Penknife and Once Upon a Time…At Bennington College — offering immersive trips into tangled narratives of literature and publishing. I spoke with host Bethanne Patrick about the making of Missing Pages and how the team behind it decided what narratives they’d focus on for the show’s inaugural season.
Morning Bites: Meredith Talusan on Writing Spaces, Literary Scandals, Liz Prato’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: new writing by Meredith Talusan, how to help libraries, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Leesa Cross-Smith Interviewed, Overlooked Classics, Superchunk’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Leesa Cross-Smith, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan and Eley Williams in conversation, and more.
Weekend Bites: Scott Adlerberg on Pulp Fiction, Carmen Maria Machado Nonfiction, Notable 2017 Books, and More
In our weekend reading: new essays by Scott Adlerberg and Carmen Maria Machado, information on a literary prize, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: William Eggleston, Erasure Poetry, Louise Erdrich, Translating Rainald Goetz, and More
In our afternoon reading: talking music with William Eggleston, interviews with Louise Erdrich and Carmen Maria Machado, and more.