In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Steve Himmer’s new novel, interviews with Margaret Atwood and Brian Evenson, and more.
Morning Bites: Los Crudos, Garry Shandling Tributes, Moondog’s Poetry, Claire Vaye Watkins, and More
In our morning reading: Martin Sorrondeguy on Chicago, tributes to Garry Shandling, new writing from Claire Vaye Watkins, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Claire Vaye Watkins, Alexander Chee Interviewed, Percival Everett, Nikesh Shukla’s Recommendations, and More
In our afternoon reading: talking with Alexander Chee, Claire Vaye Watkins, and Nathan Ballingrud; book recommendations from Nikesh Shukla; and more.
Morning Bites: Claire Vaye Watkins and Marlon James, Protomartyr Interviewed, Broken Angel Remembered, and More
In our morning reading: literary conversations between Claire Vaye Watkins and Marlon James and between Alex Mar and Leslie Jamison, new writing from Michele Filgate, and more.
Morning Bites: Saltire Society Literary Awards, Kathleen Alcott Nonfiction, Adrian Van Young Interviewed, Iván Repila, and More
In our morning reading: literary awards for Helen McClory and Michael Faber, an interview with Adrian Van Young, notable books from the New York Times, and more.
Morning Bites: Luc Sante on Paris, Claire Vaye Watkins, Jerry Stahl Interviewed, Notable Book Covers, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Luc Sante and Jerry Stahl, a new essay from Claire Vaye Watkins, Margaret Eby on comic Southern fiction, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Richard Hell’s Latest, “Gold Fame Citrus,” Heather O’Neill Fiction, Dan Friel, and More
In our afternoon reading: notes on books by Richard Hell and Claire Vaye Watkins, new Dan Friel music, an interview with Kim Leine, and more.
The desert is alive. In Claire Vaye Watkins’s debut novel Gold Fame Citrus, decades of drought in California have drained the life from the Southwest, leaving the lovers Luz and Ray—a former model and a veteran of the “forever war”—to fend for themselves as foragers and squatters in an actress’s abandoned mansion outside Los Angeles. But new life stirs due south in the form of a shifting dune sea, engulfing whole towns, creating its own weather, and drawing thirsty adventurers […]