In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Kim Gordon’s new musical project, Ta-Nehisi Coates on writing superhero comics, writers on English teachers, and more.
Morning Bites: Helen Oyeyemi, Ryan W. Bradley’s Latest, Chris Abani Interviewed, Homero Aridjis, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Helen Oyeyemi, excerpts from books by Kaitlyn Greenidge and Homero Aridjis, and much more.
This March brings it with a host of books that we’re eager to read–everything from thought-provoking and incisive nonfiction to unexpected national histories to transportive, unpredictable fiction. Some come from authors whose work we’ve come to trust; others fall into the category of highly anticipated debuts. Here’s a look at some of the books that have us most excited for the upcoming month.
Morning Bites: Helen Oyeyemi Interviewed Kelly Link, CLMP Firecracker Awards, Amelia Gray’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: Kelly Link interviewed by Helen Oyeyemi, reviews of books from Maggie Nelson and Amelia Gray, new nonfiction from Chelsea Martin, and more.
I felt the need to go back and revisit some of the books on this list I’ve been compiling since January 1st to see how these titles stood up since I spent the first six months of 2014 reading for work, and the second-half mostly for pleasure. What I came away with was the realization that I couldn’t think of another year where new literature brought me so much joy as much as 2014 did. Sure, I was reading a lot […]
Last year, in preparation for a review of the short novel Where There’s Love, There’s Hate, I ended up delving into the work of the Argentinian writer Silvina Ocampo. (Where There’s Love… was a collaboration with her husband, Adolfo Bioy Casares.) Her work falls into the same elusive camp as the likes of Italo Calvino and Jorge Luis Borges, both of whom were admirers of her work: dream logic, surreal images, and mythology all play a role in her fiction.
Morning Bites: Gabriel García Márquez, Revisiting Grant Morrison, Helen Oyeyemi and History, APRIL Festival Report, and More
Remembering Gabriel García Márquez; political art groups on the Lower East Side, reports from the APRIL Festival and Downtown Literary Festival, examinations of work by Grant Morrison and Helen Oyeyemi, and more.
Morning Bites: W.G. Sebald, Talking with Efrim Menuck, Helen Oyeyemi on Process, Beer Graphic Design, and More
This morning: interviews with Helen Oyeyemi and Efrim Menuck, thoughts on a collection of W.G. Sebald monographs, a collaborative novella from Kate Bernheimer and Laird Hunt, and more.