In our afternoon reading: talking fiction with Gary Shteyngart, thoughts on Percival Everett’s new novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Chelsea Bieker, Janice Lee Fiction, Sir Richard Bishop, “Super Sad True Love Story” Revisited, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Chelsea Bieker, fiction by Janice Lee, and more.
Morning Bites: Spiritualized’s Latest, Virginie Despentes, Gary Shteyngart Interviewed, John Ashbery, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on the music of Spiritualized, previewing literary September, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Gary Shteyngart Interviewed, Melissa Febos, Tanaïs Nonfiction, Nina McConigley, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Gary Shteyngart, new essays by Tanaïs and Melissa Febos, and more.
Morning Bites: George Saunders Talks Politics, Maryse Meijer Fiction, De La Soul Revisited, Marisa Anderson, and More
In our morning reading: George Saunders on politics; Jenny Zhang, Tanwi Nandini Islam, and Karan Mahajan in conversation; The Millions previews the second half of the year; and more.
Afternoon Bites: Shteyngart Blurbs Revisited, Cristina Henríquez, Streaming Audio, Great Short Novels, and More
Great short novels, Gary Shteyngart announces retirement from blurbing (with just a few exceptions), The Julie Ruin live, a history of streaming music, and more.
Notable American Blurbers
Not long ago, a galley of Craig Davidson’s forthcoming novel Cataract City showed up at my door. I haven’t yet read it, but a quick glance at the back cover motivated me to send a quick email to a friend indicating that it might be up his alley. That certainly had something to do with the book’s plot, which involved grit and corruption in a Canadian town, but it also had more than a little to do with the blurb on […]
Afternoon Bites: Joanna Walsh Interviewed, Noah Cicero, Talking With Gary Shteyngart, Dostoevsky and the Internet, and More
Catching up with Gary Shteyngart, what Dostoevsky can tell us about social media, Noah Cicero’s latest, an interview with Joanna Walsh, and more.