In our morning reading: Jesmyn Ward revisited “The Great Gatsby,” interviews with Sheila Heti and William T. Vollmann, and more.
Morning Bites: Mohsin Hamid Interviewed, Gabrielle Bell Comics, Jim Ruland, Marie Myung-Ok Lee Nonfiction, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Mohsin Hamid and Jim Ruland, comics by Gabrielle Bell, and more.
Morning Bites: Marie NDiaye’s Latest, Fitzgerald in Minnesota, Mitchell S. Jackson, Paul Lisicky Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Marie NDiaye’s new novel, exploring F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Minnesota, new writing from Jim Ruland, and more.
Morning Bites: Binyavanga Wainaina, BEA Reports, James Hannaham Interviewed, Padgett Powell Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: talking publishing with Binyavanga Wainaina, reports from BEA, an interview with James Hannaham, an F. Scott Fitzgerald biopic, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Tributes to Grass & Galeano, “Gatsby” and Book Dealers, Amber Tamblyn Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: remembering Günter Grass and Eduardo Galeano, new writing from Jana Hunter and Jillian Mapes, an interview with Amber Tamblyn, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Amanda Petrusich on Epirus, Tore Renberg Interviewed, Mellow Pages Library, and More
New writing from Amanda Petrusich, a look inside Mellow Pages Library, the lasting impact of The Great Gatsby, invented literary languages, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Cari Luna, Fitzgerald Vandalism, Eric Lundgren’s Playlist, Art Book Fair Preview, and More
An excerpt from Cari Luna’s new novel, previewing the NY Art Book Fair, taking an in-depth look at David Mamet’s films, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s prose inspiring vandalism, and more.
#tobyreads: Esoteric Classics and Political Ruminations — Challenging Work From Bioy Casares to Fitzgerald
A lot of what I’ve read this week has been for pieces to run here or elsewhere, or books that won’t be out for a while. So you’re getting something of a mixed bag: a couple of works by renowned writers; one collection of documents pertaining to a particularly current concern; and one more esoteric piece of prose.