In our afternoon reading: interviews with José Olivarez and Haruki Murakami, poetry by sam sax, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Teju Cole’s new book, Nina McConigley talks fiction, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: an essay on Murakami, Oneida covering a This Heat song, an interview with Scott Cheshire, Zachary Thomas Dodson’s novel reviewed, and more.
Morning Bites: Murakami’s Advice, Joan Didion, Diane Cook Interviewed, Nina McConigley on the BBC, and More
In our morning reading: Haruki Murakami’s advice column, interviews with Diane Cook and Nina McConigley, DIY shows in the mountains, and much more.
Weekend Bites: Matt Bell Poetry, “Beat Street” History, Murakami Bingo, Literature’s New Album, and More
A history of the film Beat Street, new writing from Matt Bell and Chelsea Hodson, scenes from The Pitchfork Review‘s third issue release party, and more.
My own experience with Haruki Murakami started at the crack of dawn. Very literally: I was on vacation, and the time difference between my home in the Middle West and my hotel in the Middle East woke me up at four o’clock every morning. Because I liked Franz Kafka, I had randomly bought a copy of Kafka on the Shore and I read it in bed as the sun rose. (As it turns out, Franz isn’t a character there.) Later, […]
Afternoon Bites: Murakami’s Latest, Giorgio Moroder, Marie-Helene Bertino, Musical Instruments of the Future, and More
Thoughts on realism in fiction and Haruki Murakami’s latest, building the musical instruments of the future, a history of Dick Tracy, new writing from Marie-Helene Bertino, and more.
Morning Bites: Believer Book Awards, Gabrielle Bell, Early Murakami, Mary Gaitskill on Culture, and More
The Believer has announced their book awards for the year, a J.D. Salinger film is coming, a look at Gabrielle Bell’s use of fiction and memoir in her comics, and more.