In our morning reading: reviews of books by Jami Attenberg and Ben Lerner, an interview with Sarah Read, and more.
Hillary Leftwich has a knack for titles. Her new collection has arguably the best one I’ve encountered this year: Ghosts Are Just Strangers Who Know How to Knock. In it, she combines surreal fiction, sharply-composed poetry, and taut nonfiction into an unpredictable and compelling whole. In addition to her book, she’s also the person behind the reading series At the Inkwell Denver; in other words, Leftwich is someone who can approach literature from many sides. I talked with her via email about the range of work in her collection, literary kindred spirits, and her handling of class.
Weekend Bites: Jeannie Vanasco, Hillary Leftwich Interviewed, Saeed Jones’s Memoir, Jeff Jackson on Thomas Bernhard, and More
In our weekend reading: interviews with Jeannie Vanasco and Hillary Leftwich, thoughts on books by Saeed Jones and Thomas Bernhard, and more.
Besides the promise of cooler weather, pumpkin spice everything, and sweaters on the rise, what does October have to offer? If you’re looking for new books to read, the answer is “plenty.” This month brings with it candid and harrowing memoirs, stunning short fiction, and expansive novels — a fantastic array of literary work to carry you into the autumn. Here’s a look at some of our most-anticipated books for the month.
Weekend Bites: Sam Lipsyte, Mairead Case Interviewed, Belgian Surrealists, Troy James Weaver on Shoegaze, and More
In our weekend reading: interviews with Sam Lipsyte and Mairead Case, poetry from Mike Lala, and more.