In our morning reading: Michael J. Seidlinger on writing, Chris L. Terry talks books, and more.
Chris L. Terry’s second novel, Black Card, is a lot of things. It’s an immersion in one city’s punk scene, a thoughtful consideration of its narrator’s struggles with questions of identity, and an unsettling depiction of aggressions both micro and macro. Terry writes about music from his own experience, and there’s a memorably lived-in quality to Black Card, even when Terry takes the novel in more stylized directions. With the paperback edition of the novel out now, I checked in with Terry to discuss the book’s genesis, its relationship to punk, and what the (Young) Pioneers have to do with any of this.
Morning Bites: Marie NDiaye, Lincoln Michel Fiction, Chris L. Terry on Punk, Annalee Newitz Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on a novel from Marie NDiaye, interviews with Chris L. Terry and Annalee Newitz, and more.
In our afternoon reading: a playlist from Chris L. Terry, notable nonfiction from 2019, and more.
In our morning reading: Shelly Oria spoke with some of the contributors to her new anthology, remembrances of Jade Sharma, and more.
Weekend Bites: Chris L. Terry, Natalie Eilbert Poetry, Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders, Janaka Stucky Interviewed, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Chris L. Terry’s new novel, poetry from Natalie Eilbert, and more.
Morning Bites: Chris L. Terry, Benjamin Myers Interviewed, Lightning Dust, Deborah Eisenberg’s Screenplay, and More
In our morning reading: new writing from Chris L. Terry, news of a Deborah Eisenberg screenplay, and more.
August brings with it hotter temperatures, a vision of a more humid life, and the slightest hint that fall might be on the way. August also brings with it a host of thought-provoking books, deftly-translated works from around the world, and imaginative fiction that riffs on contemporary concerns. Here’s a look at some of the books due out this month that have us most excited.