In our morning reading: interviews with Mary Jo Bang and Matt Bell, Kurt Vonnegut on stage, and more.
In our morning reading: Stuart Murdoch is writing a novel, a playlist from James Reich, and more.
We were recently conversing with a writer about their new book for an interview to run on this very site when they noted — very aptly — that time seems to be especially accelerated this year. Or, to phrase it a bit differently: how exactly is it September already? At least one of the people involved with running this site is still pretty sure it’s still 2022. It’s baffling. Anyway, here are some books due out this month. We’re pretty excited to read them.
Afternoon Bites: Remembering Mark Linkous, Andrew Bujalski on Filmmaking, James Reich Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: remembrances of Sparklehorse’s Mark Linkous, fiction by Dolan Morgan, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Annalee Newitz’s Playlist, NBCC Award Finalists, Bartees Strange Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: a playlist from Annalee Newitz, the NBCC Award finalists, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Shirley Hazzard’s Stories, Gabino Iglesias on Publishing, Mateo Askaripour Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Shirley Hazzard’s short stories, an interview with Mateo Askaripour, and more.
The guiding principle of Six Ridiculous Questions is that life is filled with ridiculousness. And questions. That only by giving in to these truths may we hope to slip the surly bonds of reality and attain the higher consciousness we all crave. (Eh, not really, but it sounded good there for a minute.) It’s just. Who knows? The ridiculousness and question bits, I guess. Why six? Assonance, baby, assonance.
Afternoon Bites: Jeff Jackson, James Reich Interviewed, Matthew Gavin Frank Nonfiction, Great Book Covers, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Jeff Jackson’s new novel, writing from Matthew Gavin Frank, and much more.