In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Bill Cunningham’s memoir, new fiction by Laura van den Berg, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Javier Marias Interviewed, Kelly Luce, Stalking Horse Press, Madeline ffitch Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Javier Marias, fiction from Madeleine ffitch, New Age musical history, and more.
What does November hold, in terms of books hitting the shelves? We’re glad you asked. As we advance deeper into fall, literary offerings will appear on bookstore shelves from critically acclaimed powerhouses, champions of experimental fiction, writers appearing in translation, and more. There are new editions of cult classics, and the first book from Vol.1 Brooklyn’s founder–all told, a terrific month to be reading. Here are some of the books that have gotten our attention for this month.
Finding common ground in the works of Dan Bejar and Javier Maías, thoughts on Jess Row’s new novel and Pallbearer’s new album, music from The Aislers Set, an interview with Paul Pope, and more.
Weekend Bites: New Catherine Lacey Essay, Jonathan Lethem & Patti Smith, Farley Mowat in Newfoundland, Michael J. Seidlinger’s Playlist, and More
A fantastic new essay from Catherine Lacey, thoughts on the legacies of Ellen Willis and Farley Mowat, a playlist from Michael J. Seidlinger, Jonathan Lethem and Patti Smith in conversation, and more for your weekend reading.
Morning Bites: Blake Butler on Javier Marías, St. Mark’s Bookshop’s New Digs, Mirah Interviewed, Crime Comics, and More
Blake Butler discusses a Javier Marías novel, literary criticism meets clickbait, a conversation with Mirah, St. Mark’s Bookshop has found a new space, and more.
Morning Bites: Javier Mariás Interviewed, An Adam Wilson Playlist, Neneh Cherry’s Latest, Jamie Iredell, and More
This morning: insightful interviews with Javier Mariás and Jamie Iredell, Craig Finn supplies a playlist for Adam Wilson’s new collection, Isaac Fitzgerald goes deep into the world of Twitter fiction, and more.
A novel with the title Lives of the Monster Dogs isn’t something one soon forgets. I’m not sure when the first time I saw Kirsten Bakis’s novel on bookstore shelves was: I’m guessing it was a while ago, before I’d developed the compulsion to buy books that pique my interest at a moment’s notice. Something held me back, and I don’t quite know what that was: a fear that, for that I was intrigued by the novel’s premise, I’d be let […]