In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Junichiro Tanizaki and Ivo Andric, an interview with Chaya Bhuvaneswar, and more.
Afternoon Bites: “The Milk Bowl of Feathers,” Chaya Bhuvaneswar Interviewed, Jason Molina Remembered, Ryley Walker, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on a new surrealist anthology, interviews with Chaya Bhuvaneswar and Natasha Trethewey, and more.
White Dancing Elephants, the debut collection from Chaya Bhuvaneswar, is a powerful literary statement in its stylistic range, its willingness to engage with powerful themes, and its geographic and temporal shifts. Whether she’s writing about characters grappling with their own mortality and that of the people closest to them or veering into more fantastical realms, Bhuvaneswar roots her work in recognizable (and often wrenching) emotion, making for powerful and compelling fiction. I talked with her about the collection’s themes, her upcoming work, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Donald Quist, reviews of new books by Chaya Bhuvaneswar and Jamie Iredell, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Matthew Revert and Vanessa Rossetto, Chaya Bhuvaneswar’s Playlist, Revisiting Hagiwara Sakutarō, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on new music by Matthew Revert and Vanessa Rossetto, a playlist from Chaya Bhuvaneswar, and more.
Morning Bites: Chaya Bhuvaneswar, Justin Taylor on Mary Robison’s Fiction, Tana French, Mark Haber Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Chaya Bhuvaneswar’s new collection, interviews with Megan Boyle and Mark Haber, and more.