In our morning reading: a playlist from Andrea Kleine, a review of Joanna Walsh’s new book, and much more.
“I’d Never Section Off Any Aspect of My Life From Writing”: Joanna Walsh on the Genesis of “Break.up”
Joanna Walsh‘s bibliography spans fiction and nonfiction, and frequently eludes easy categorization. Her latest book, Break.up, is subtitled “A Novel in Essays.” It might seem head-spinning at first, but once you’re enmeshed in its narrative–an account of a trip across Europe, with abundant reflections on intimacy and distance–the book’s structure memorably clicks into place. Accentuated by quotes from other works, Walsh’s narrative blends the familiar and the philosophical, creating a bold and unexpected reading experience. I talked with Walsh about […]
Afternoon Bites: Muriel Spark, Alexander Chee Nonfiction, Joanna Walsh Interviewed, Chandler Klang Smith’s Playlist, and More
In our afternoon reading: aphorisms from Muriel Spark, an essay by Alexander Chee, Scott Adlerberg on the making of his new novel, and more.
In our morning reading: revisiting a Ralph Ellison/Gordon Parks collaboration, new writing by Lisa Locascio, and more.
Weekend Bites: Jessie Chaffee, Joanna Walsh Nonfiction, Alexandra Kleeman, Kate Millett Remembered, and More
In our weekend reading: interviews with Jessie Chaffee and Alexandra Kleeman, fiction by Gabriel Blackwell, and more.
What does the month of September have in store, as far as books are concerned? A whole lot of intriguing short fiction, for one thing–everything from meticulously-arranged tales of the uncanny to stylistically bold explorations of society. There’s also intriguing new works from some of our favorite writers, from an experimentally-structured work by John Haskell to a collection of lectures by Toni Morrison. As summer segues into fall, here are some book that might help ease you in to sweater […]
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Dana Spiotta and Joanna Walsh, book recommendations from Peter Straub, and much more.
Morning Bites: Sarah McCarry on Guillotine, Joanna Walsh, Writing About Cities, Catherine Chung Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Sarah McCarry and Joanna Walsh, new writing from David Ulin and Catherine Chung, and more.