In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Ann Quin and Natalie Eilbert, exploring the music of Ty Segall, and more.
The landscape of literary awards can be an intriguing one to follow. They can point readers in the direction of books that they might enjoy. Seeking a great work of debut fiction? The PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize might be a good indicator of your next favorite read. Does work in translation catch your eye? Then the Man Booker International Prize might be an award whose shortlists and award winners are in your wheelhouse. I suspect that one of the reasons […]
Morning Bites: James McBride and James Brown, Alexander Chee Nonfiction, Emma Straub, Luc Sante on Junk Shops, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on James McBride’s book on James Brown, an interview with Dorothe Nors, new music from G.L.O.S.S., and more.
Morning Bites: PEN/Faulkner Award, Maggie Nelson Revisited, Lindsay Hunter, James McBride on James Brown, and More
In our morning reading: James Hannaham wins the PEN/Faulkner Award, thoughts on books by Maggie Nelson and James McBride, and more.
Morning Bites: Diane Cook Fiction, Nobel Prize Announcement, Claudia Rankine Interviewed, Replacements Live Recordings, and More
Fiction from Diane Cook; interviews with James McBride, Claudia Rankine, and Caitlin Moran; Lena Dunham recommends books; and more.
Morning Bites: James McBride on NYC, Maud Newton on “The Noble Hustle,” Norman Lock, Hilton Als and “All That Jazz,” and More
Maud Newton on the latest from Colson Whitehead, interviews with Norman Lock, Julia Fierro, and James McBride, thoughts on Sophie Calle’s latest work, photos of North Brother Island, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alice Munro’s Nobel Speech, The Fall Return, Adelle Waldman, Great Movie Posters, and More
Alice Munro’s Nobel acceptance speech, an interview with James McBride, reading recommendations from Adelle Waldman and Paul Harding, new music from The Fall, and more.
Usually, this is the kind of thing I do when the Tournament of Books is announced: a frantic flailing to try to read as many acclaimed books from a given year as humanly possible. This year,I decided to get things underway a little early. Maybe James McBride is the reason: his The Good Lord Bird seems to be racking up award nominations right and left; given that Jason also had kind things to say about it over at Flavorwire, I figured […]