In our afternoon reading: an interview with Elisa Gabbert, recommendations from Kristen Arnett, and more.
Morning Bites: Brenda Lozano’s Fiction, Mat Johnson Interviewed, David Leo Rice’s Playlist, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Brenda Lozano’s new novel, an interview with Mat Johnson, and more.
David Leo Rice has been keeping busy. Since we last spoke (about A Room in Dodge City, Volume 2), he’s published a collection of short stories, edited a book of essays on David Cronenberg, and written another novel, The New House, which provided me an excuse to sit down with him again to discuss his new novel and talk more about Jewishness in American literature, heresies, and capital-A Art (among other things). The New House is available now from Whisk(e)y Tit.
Morning Bites: Kali Fajardo-Anstine on Writing, Alex DiFrancesco Nonfiction, David Leo Rice Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Kali Fajardo-Anstine and David Leo Rice, new writing by Alex DiFrancesco, and more.
What are we looking forward to reading this month? Stories of the uncanny, for one thing. Candid true-life stories, for another. If there’s a running theme here, it might well involve New England, which several of the writers with books out this month have ties to. Does this prefigure us spinning off Vol. 1 New England? We can’t say for sure, but if you read on, we can point you in the direction of some notable July books.
In our morning reading: an interview with Garth Greenwell, thoughts on books by Joy Williams and David Leo Rice, and more.
Morning Bites: David Leo Rice on Writing, Susan Rukeyser’s Latest, Megan Mayhew Bergman’s Collection, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with David Leo Rice, a new translation prize, and more.
How, exactly, is it June already? The passage of time is mysterious sometimes, but this year it’s especially so. And the June books we’re most excited about around these parts represent an intriguing cross-section of literary genres and styles. From speculative works to insightful nonfiction; from an influential road novel to a surreal and satirical work — these books cover a lot of territory. Maybe you’ll find your next favorite book on this list.