In our afternoon reading: Esmé Weijun Wang and Porochista Khakpour in conversation, an interview with Paul Beatty, and much more.
Last night, the winners of the 2018 Whiting Awards were announced–and among their number were a host of writers whose work we’ve admired for a while.
Afternoon Bites: Durga Chew-Bose Nonfiction, Paintings of Libraries, Esmé Weijun Wang Fiction, Elisa Gabbert, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing by Durga Chew-Bose and Esmé Weijun Wang, the aesthetics of library paintings, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Yrsa Daley-Ward, fiction by Aaron Burch, and more.
Weekend Bites: Kristen Radtke on Bodegas, Esmé Weijun Wang, Revisiting Rudy Wurlitzer, Paul Major’s Book, and More
In our weekend reading: new work by Kristen Radtke and Heidi Julavits, an interview with Esmé Weijun Wang, and more.
Weekend Bites: Politics & History, Rosie Schaap Nonfiction, Esmé Weijun Wang, Write A House News, and More
In our weekend reading: writing from Rosie Schaap, Kate Axelrod, and Esmé Weijun Wang; and much more.
I always get something wrong in these. There’s generally one book that I utterly forget to include, remember two days later, and curse myself for leaving out. And this year, I’m throwing in some thoughts on music, so that should offer even more opportunities for retrospective regret. I’m getting in just under the wire with this one, yes indeed.
Afternoon Bites: Shirley Jackson, Stephen King and Pop Culture, Esmé Weijun Wang Nonfiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: a look at the writings of Shirley Jackson, the influence of Stephen King on pop culture, new nonfiction from Esmé Weijun Wang and Michael Chabon, and more.