In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the adaptation of “The Underground Railroad,” fiction by Gary Budden, and more.
Morning Bites: Gary Budden, Torrey Peters Interviewed, Mateo Askaripour, Virginia Woolf and Comics, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Gary Budden and Torrey Peters, news of a Stereolab collection, and more.
Towards a Definition of Ecological Fiction: An Interview With Marian Womack
My first time reading Marian Womack‘s work came via the collection Lost Objects, an unsettling array of speculative fiction informed by climate change in multiple unsettling ways. (I interviewed her about it in 2018.) This year will see the release of her novel, The Golden Key — but first, Womack has another literary project that she’s ushered into the world, an anthology co-edited with Gary Budden. This is An Invite to Eternity, which includes stories from Kristen Roupenian, Aliya Whiteley, and Naomi Booth. It’s also the first book from Calque Press, a new independent publisher. I talked with Womack about the anthology, the press, and the uncanny boundaries of ecological fiction.
Afternoon Bites: Kristen Arnett, Tony Horwitz Remembered, Karen Stefano Interviewed, Nick de Semlyen, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Kristen Arnett’s new novel, an interview with Karen Stefano, and more.