In our morning reading: a playlist from JD Scott, thoughts on Brandon Hobson’s new book, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Gabrielle Civil Interviewed, JD Scott, Brit Bennett’s Latest, Tracy O’Neill, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Gabrielle Civil and Tracy O’Neill, a review of Brit Bennett’s new novel, and more.
JD Scott‘s new collection Moonflower, Nightshade, All the Hours of the Day is a quietly devastating powerhouse of a book. Scott’s characters grapple with horrific traumas; they also encounter immortal chinchillas and globe-spanning malls. These are stories that occupy familiar spaces but also tie in with mythic resonances; the end result, then, is a book that feels both familiar and subtly groundbreaking. I talked with Scott via email about the genesis of their book and finding the balance of the quotidian and the revelatory.
In our afternoon reading: a review of JD Scott’s new book, an interview with Amber Sparks, and more.
In our weekend reading: interviews with Kali Fajardo-Anstine and Emma Copley Eisenberg, thoughts on JD Scott’s new collection, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Teaching Flannery O’Connor, Jan Elizabeth Watson, Jon Ronson and “Frank,” GG Allin, and More
Thoughts on teaching the writings of Flannery O’Connor, Jon Ronson and Frank, Jan Elizabeth Watson discusses endings in fiction, new music from Total Control, and more.