In our morning reading: thoughts on Lidia Yuknavitch’s new book, interviews with Paul Tremblay and Elle Nash, and more.
Today, we’re pleased to present an excerpt from Gregory Spatz’s new book What Could Be Saved: Bookmatched Novellas and Stories, a collection in which violins play a significant role. (When he’s not writing, Spatz is also an accomplished musician.) In her review of the book for NPR, Martha Anne Toll writes, “What Could Be Saved is for readers who love being immersed in the minutiae of a world they would not otherwise enter.” And it comes complete with a blurb from Paul Harding, who knows a thing or two about good writing.
Afternoon Bites: Roky Erickson Remembered, Firecracker Award Nominees, Rainbow Rowell, Frances Badalamenti Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: a look at the life and music of Roky Erickson, a playlist from Gregory Spatz, and more.