Afternoon Bites: Ann Patchett, Ann Beattie, Kevin Sampsell, and more

“I…have no interest in living in a city without a bookstore.” Ann Patchett has opened a Parnassus Books, a bookstore in Nashville. In related news: fuck yeah, Ann Patchett. New poetry from Kevin Sampsell. Vulture chats with Ann Beattie about Mrs. Nixon. Ken Baumann puts in his two cents about Dennis Cooper’s The Marbled Swarm. Drag City is bringing the Groovy Records catalog back into print. The deadline for Word Riot’s travel grants for writers for the first quarter of […]

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