In our afternoon reading: an interview with Brandon Willitts of Words After War, new writing from Mish Way, reviews of new books from Lydia Millet and Charles D’Ambrosio, and more.
As the year turns the corner into November, the array of fantastic, challenging books available to read continues. Our picks for our most highly-anticipated books for the month include investigations of the art world and irreverent takes on literature; a novel of grief and the open road and a novel of families falling apart; the return of one of America’s greatest living authors and a collection of some of the best essays written in the last few decades. Alternately: it’s a particularly […]
Notes on Charles D’Ambrosio’s Loitering, Rick Perlstein on Life Itself, new writing from Alexis Coe, essays on art, and more.
Morning Bites: Mira Gonzalez Interviewed, Blake Butler’s Latest, Meg Wolitzer, Sun Ra Reissues, and More
A look at Blake Butler’s new novel, interviews with Meg Wolitzer and Mira Gonzalez, adapting an Edith Wharton novel for television, notes on a Sun Ra reissue, and more.
Morning Bites: Charles D’Ambrosio, Labor Day Beach Reads, Vikram Chandra on “Geek Sublime,” Teargas Rock, and More
The case for Charles D’Ambrosio, Vikram Chandra interviewed, recommended late-summer beach reads, new music from Mike Watt, and more.
Later this year, Tin House will release Loitering, a collection of essays by Charles D’Ambrosio. D’Ambrosio might be best-known for his fiction: specifically, the collections The Point and the amazing The Dead Fish Museum. His nonfiction is searingly beautiful as well, both the work collected in Orphans (which Loitering will encompass) and that which he’s written since. Alternately: this promises to be a book that I’ll end up buying en masse and handing out to friends.
Morning Bites: John Zorn, Great Tolstoy Characters, Previewing Upset, Blake Butler Radio Drama, and More
Thomas Lennon reads a Blake Butler radio drama, a look inside cassette culture, reviewing Tolstoy’s best characters, Charles D’Ambrosio gets reissued, and more.
Indexing: D’Angelo Returns, A Reader’s First Wodehouse, Us Versus Dull Nonfiction, Miranda July, Charles D’Ambrosio, and More
A roundup of things consumed by our contributors.