In our afternoon reading: an interview with Danté Stewart, a new bookish podcast, and more.
Morning Bites: Dan Chaon Excerpted, Imogen Binnie’s Influence, Jordan A. Rothacker Gets Uncanny, and More
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Dan Chaon’s new book, an interview with Najwa Barakat, and more.
How, exactly, is it June already? The passage of time is mysterious sometimes, but this year it’s especially so. And the June books we’re most excited about around these parts represent an intriguing cross-section of literary genres and styles. From speculative works to insightful nonfiction; from an influential road novel to a surreal and satirical work — these books cover a lot of territory. Maybe you’ll find your next favorite book on this list.
Morning Bites: Interviewing Imogen Binnie, Max Booth III on Horror, Leesa Cross-Smith’s Playlist, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Imogen Binnie and Max Booth III, new music from Big Joanie, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Sam J. Miller’s new collection, an excerpt from Imogen Binnie’s novel, and more.
Late last year, I read Imogen Binnie’s novel Nevada after reading an excellent interview with the author conducted by Sarah McCarry. From there, I ended up ordering several issues of Binnie‘s zine Stereotype Threat; its subtitle, “Trying to frame graduate school as a radical // queer // punk endeavor,” gives a pretty solid idea of what to expect from the words inside the cover.
After reading an excellent interview with the author by Sarah McCarry, I ended up picking up Imogen Binnie’s novel Nevada. Which very much felt like the kind of novel I needed to read at a particular point in time: it’s the kind of seemingly effortless novel that, upon further examination, turns out to be very precisely crafted; it’s also heartfelt, cynical, and ambiguous in all the right ways. It’s the story of Maria, a trans woman living in New York City […]