In our afternoon reading: new writing by Hillary Leftwich, Jeff Jackson and Meghan Lamb in conversation, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Hillary Leftwich’s Memoir, Revisiting Abdulrazak Gurnah, Horse Lords Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Hillary Leftwich and Colson Whitehead, an interview with Horse Lords, and more.
“I’m Not a Big Fan of Rules”: Hillary Leftwich on Writing “Aura”
Aura, the new book from Hillary Leftwich, is a lot of things — a mother’s correspondence with her son, a writer’s origin story, and an at times harrowing account of abuse. It maintains the same formal innovation and structural intricacies that characterized Leftwich’s previous book while also offering a candid look back at its author’s life. Leftwich and I conversed about the process of writing Aura and the act of revisiting the personal histories contained within.
Afternoon Bites: Padgett Powell’s Essays, Selah Saterstrom Interviewed, Hanif Abdurraqib on Writing, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Padgett Powell’s essays, an interview with Charlie Jane Anders, and more.
Morning Bites: Michael J. Seidlinger Interviewed, Lustmord on Soundtracks, Irreversible Entanglements Return, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Michael J. Seidlinger and Lustmord, new music from Irreversible Entanglements, and more.
Currents, an Interview Series with Brian Alan Ellis (Episode 29: Hillary Leftwich)
HILLARY LEFTWICH is the author of Ghosts Are Just Strangers Who Know How to Knock (Civil Coping Mechanisms/The Accomplices, 2019), which was voted one of Entropy’s “Best Fiction Books of 2019.” Her next book, Aura, will be published by Future Tense Books in 2022. She currently teaches writing in Denver, Colorado.
Weekend Bites: Lydia Kiesling, Young Lions Finalists, Hillary Leftwich, J Dilla Revisited, and More
In our weekend reading: new writing by Lydia Kiesling, revisiting a J Dilla album, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Blake Butler, Katy Simpson Smith Interviewed, Thurston Moore, Gina Tron on Poetry, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Blake Butler’s new novel, an interview with Gina Tron, and more.