In our morning reading: thoughts on the fiction of Diane Williams, interviews with John Wray and Tana French, and more.
Weekend Bites: Kiese Laymon, Diane Williams Interviewed, Megan Boyle, Revisiting “Orlando,” and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on books by Kiese Laymon and Virginia Woolf, an interview with Diane Williams, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on John Wray’s new novel and Cat Power’s new album, a zine for an excellent cause, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Carmiel Banasky Interviewed, Whit Stillman on Jane Austen, Warren Ellis Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Carmiel Banasky, fiction from Warren Ellis and Diane Williams, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Diane Williams Interviewed, Anthony Marra, David Bowie Tributes, Paul Lisicky, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Diane Williams, Anthony Marra, and Paul Lisicky; new writing from Jami Attenberg; and more.
And so, a new year begins. Among the books we’re most excited about due out this month are a wide range of works, from challenging short fiction to heart-rending memoir; from a novel that explores the convergence of genres to a novel that explores a politically charged moment in recent history. Here are a few of the works due out this month that have caught our attention.
Afternoon Bites: Kelefa Sanneh on NYHC, Diane Williams, Katherine Faw Morris Interviews Juliet Escoria, New César Aira, and More
In our afternoon reading: new fiction from César Aira, interviews with Juliet Escoria and Diane Williams, thoughts on the new Torche album, Kelefa Sanneh on NYHC history, and more.
Review by Jen Vafdis Vicky Swanky is a Beauty by Diane Williams McSweeney’s; 124 p. I’m about to invent a person who, while hypothetical, is not impossible: a person who has not read Diane Williams and may be put off reading Diane Williams by the following equivocations I’m about to make. This person is the kind of person who reads the following equivocations and thinks, This is not the book for me. A straw man, you say! Okay sure, but […]