In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Milan Kundera’s legacy, Palestinian poetry in translation, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Gary Shteyngart on Pandemic Fiction, Folk Horror, Percival Everett’s Latest, and More
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.
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 […]