In our morning reading: reviews of novels by John Williams and Ryan Chapman, notable Afro-Caribbean writers, and more.
Weekend Bites: Devi S. Laskar, Gabino Iglesias Interviewed, Samanta Schweblin’s Latest, King Midas Sound, and More
In our weekend reading: reviews of books by Devi S. Laskar and Samanta Schweblin, an interview with Gabino Iglesias, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Joseph Scapellato, Morgan Parker Interviewed, Miriam Toews, Wendy C. Ortiz and Fiona Helmsley, and More
In our afternoon reading: exploring the fiction of Joseph Scapellato, an interview with Morgan Parker, and more.
Coyote Songs, the latest novel from Gabino Iglesias, covers a bold stylistic range, from tautly realistic characters living desperate lives to head-spinning forays into body horror. To call it “unsettling” would miss the mark somewhat: this is fiction that isn’t intended to leave a reader settled. It’s also a significant stylistic departure from his previous novel, the searing noir that was Zero Saints. I spoke with Iglesias about the process of finding a structure for this book, the role of religion in his work, and how bodies factor into his fiction.
Morning Bites: Victor LaValle and Marlon James, Sylvia Plath’s Lost Novels, Jamila Woods’s New Album, Michael Chapman, and More
In our morning reading: Victor LaValle and Marlon James in conversation, a review of Kelby Losack’s new novel, and more.
Morning Bites: R. O. Kwon’s Recommendations, Fabrice Aragno Interviewed, Rob Hart Excerpted, Maurice Louca, and More
In our morning reading: book recommendations from R. O. Kwon, a preview of Rob Hart’s forthcoming novel, and more.
Morning Bites: Morris Collins’s Latest, PEN America Literary Award Finalists, Anelise Chen Interviewed, Charlie Jane Anders, and More
In our morning reading: reviews of novels by Morris Collins and Charlie Jane Anders, an interview with Anelise Chen, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Charlie Jane Anders, Gabino Iglesias Interviewed, Brad Phillips, Steve Gunn’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Charlie Jane Anders, thoughts on books by Brad Phillips and Sylvia Plath, and more.