In our morning reading: interviews with Garth Greenwell and Elizabeth Kadetsky, thoughts on jazz-inspired fiction, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Patricia Highsmith Revisited, Molly Crabapple, Queens Book Festival Fundraiser, Janice Lee’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: revisiting a Patricia Highsmith novel; new writing from Molly Crabapple, Kate Zambreno, and Elizabeth Kadetsky; and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Laura van den Berg, Jynne Dilling Martin Interviewed, Mark Doten on “The Infernal,” Kwame Dawes on African Poetry, and More
In this afternoon’s reading: interviews with Laura van den Berg, Mark Doten, Jynne Dilling Martin, and Kwame Dawes; notes on the latest from Sir Richard Bishop; and more.
Morning Bites: Denis Johnson Excerpt, Nell Zink, Xylouris White’s Album, Elizabeth Kadetsky on Distraction, and More
In our Monday morning reading: an excerpt from Denis Johnson’s new book, Alexander Chee on gender and reading, thoughts on Nell Zink’s debut and the new album from Iceage, and more.
At a Guernica fundraiser earlier this year, I met author Elizabeth Kadetsky. Not long after that, I read her collection The Poison that Purifies You, which contains stories set all over the world. Her characters are explorers, obsessives, and idealists–all of which are qualities that cause problems, whether close to home or on the other side of the world. (For reference points, think Joan Silber and Robert W. Bingham.) I reached out to her via email to learn more about the origins of these […]