This summer, I got the chance to correspond with Sarah Lopez, one of the co-owners of Radix Media, a new Brooklyn-based publisher that focuses on beautifully designed, illustrated books with a high attention to detail. So far, they’ve published speculative works by John Dermot Woods, Vera Kurian, Ashley Shelby, and others. All look and feel like collector’s items, objects that truly do justice to the ideas they contain.
In our afternoon reading: revisiting the music of This Heat, new comics from Lincoln Michel and John Dermot Woods, and much more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Kelly Link, Meredith Graves, John Dermot Woods, and Mike Pace; novels about Muslim life; inside AND Publishing; and more.
In our weekend reading: interviews with John Dermot Woods and Dwight Garner, how Atticus Lish’s debut novel became a huge success, a look at Joan Didion’s iconic status, an excerpt from Steve Himmer’s new novel, and more.
New fiction from Matt Bell; thoughts on 2014 in literature and comedy; notes on a reissued Wire live album; a playlist from John Dermot Woods; revisiting a series of interviews with James Baldwin; and more.
In our Wednesday morning reading: tributes to the late founder of Coffee House Press, interviews with Scott Cheshire and Sarah Gerard, a history of the mod-punk band Chisel, the inspiration for Lolita, and more.
We’ll be off for the rest of the week, and will return on Sunday morning with new fiction. See you then.
John Dermot Woods’s The Baltimore Atrocities is a novel of mysteries, obsession, and subtle conspiracies. As a young man, its narrator befriends another young man as they bond over a shared characteristic: both have had siblings vanish from Baltimore. Slowly, the question of what happened to each of their siblings lures them back to the city. Interspersed with this story are short scenes in which crimes, scandals, and other horrific events play out. Sometimes, these are overtly connected to the narrator’s […]
For your holiday weekend reading: John Wray profiled Nick Cave for the Times, a new web issue of Gigantic is now out, new fiction from China Miéville, an interview with Kate Zambreno, writing from Chelsea Hodson and Alexandra Molotkow, and more. We’ll return on Monday.