In our morning reading: an excerpt from Jamie Iredell’s new novel, a review of Porochista Khakpour’s memoir, and much more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Sjón, new writing by Vanessa Hua and Jamie Iredell, and more.
Discovering a Terrible Truth by Jamie Iredell At a cubicled desk he calculated, entered the numbers, filled the forms with his name, a name he would forget. His ties came with stripes and paisleys. His coffee smelled of strong earth. He’d come to this city for work after four years shoving his head in books on a quadrangled, cottonwood-lined campus. He was duded up in fine wool slacks, his teeth gleaming from the dentist, a ticking watch slipped into his […]
Afternoon Bites: Cari Luna Nonfiction, Dischord Records Discussed, 5 Over 50, Jamie Iredell, and More
In our afternoon reading: nonfiction from Cari Luna, fiction from Jamie Iredell, an interview with Donald Ray Pollock, and more.
Morning Bites: Chloe Caldwell Interviewed, Shawn Vestal, Scott McClanahan on Daniel Johnston, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Chloe Caldwell and Shawn Vestal, Greg Jackson on literary influences, and more.
In our afternoon reading: checking in with Melissa Broder, a review of Sofia Samatar’s new novel, fiction from J. Robert Lennon, and more.
Weekend Bites: Rachel Kushner on “Underworld,” Yoss, New Jersey Lit, Jamie Iredell on California, and More
In our weekend reading: Rachel Kushner revisits “Underworld,” new essays from Jamie Iredell and Yoss, Patrick Stickles and Craig Finn in conversation, and more.
The last time I spoke with Jamie Iredell, he’d just released a collection of essays. Two years have passed since then; Iredell‘s latest book is the haunting, confessional Last Mass, in which he juxtaposes the often-harrowing history of Catholic missionaries in California with his own relationship to Catholicism. It’s a powerful work in which Iredell moves seamlessly from the present to the past and back again, accruing the weight of history along the way. I spoke with him via email to […]