In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Rumaan Alam’s new book, an interview with Phil Elverum, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on music by Laurie Anderson and Turnstile, a discussion of translation, and more.
Certain themes keep popping up in the fiction that impressed us most this year: the potential horrors of ambiguity, the nature of immigration, the threat of state violence, mysteries that can’t be solved, and the malleability of memory. That’s not too surprising, given the year we’ve had. Here’s a look at some of our favorite fiction from the year that was.
Afternoon Bites: Amber Sparks, Elif Batuman Interviewed, Rebecca Stott Nonfiction, Brian Platzer, and More
In our afternoon reading: essays by Amber Sparks and Rebecca Stott, an interview with Elif Batuman, and more.
Morning Bites: Elif Batuman Interviewed, Eugene Lim, Ta-Nehisi Coates on Film, Pasha Malla, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Elif Batuman and Pasha Malla, thoughts on Eugene Lim’s new novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Elif Batuman, Writers on Harassment, Jami Attenberg Interviewed, J. D. Wilkes, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Elif Batuman and Jami Attenberg, Lynn Steger Strong on Joan Didion, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Elif Batuman Interviewed, John Keene’s Award, Ursula K. Le Guin, “The Master and Margarita,” and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Elif Batuman and Ursula K. Le Guin, thoughts on Arthur Russell, and more.
In our morning reading: writing from Bae Suah, interviews with Elif Batuman and Jami Attenberg, and more.