John Langan’s fiction brings together two seemingly disparate strengths: his way of structuring narratives is often revelatory, and his stories and novels themselves are frequently unnerving. Langan writes horror fiction, but his isn’t so much about jump-scares as it is about being in the presence of the inexplicable. There are uncanny hauntings and bizarre fatalities in it, to be sure, but Langan’s horror takes a very different form from many writers in the genre, past or present.
Morning Bites: John Langan’s Fiction, Cristina Rivera Garza, Kyle Bobby Dunn’s Latest, Ottessa Moshfegh, and More
In our morning reading: exploring the fiction of John Langan and Ottessa Moshfegh, great news about a Brooklyn cultural institution, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Revisiting Rodan, Peter Prescott, NYRB Cult Classics, John Langan’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: looking back at the music and legacy of Rodan, thoughts on John Langan’s new collection, and more.
Afternoon Bites: T Kira Madden, Mitchell S. Jackson Interviewed, John Langan, Anna Seghers On Screen, and More
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from T Kira Madden’s new book, an interview with Mitchell S. Jackson, and much more.
Morning Bites: Erica Dawson Interviewed, The Second Shelf, John Langan on Horror, Sam J. Miller, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Erica Dawson and A.N. Devers, thoughts on SPELLLING’s new album, and more.
In our afternoon reading: fiction by Ben Loory and Laura van den Berg, an interview with John Langan, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Alma Katsu’s new novel, thoughts on Sam Pink’s new book, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Carmen Maria Machado’s Recommendations, Laurent Binet, Nick Antosca Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: story recommendations by Carmen Maria Machado, talking horror with John Langan and Laird Barron, and much more.