In our morning reading: an interview with Kim Sagwa, new writing by John Wray and Dan Fox, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on John Wray’s new novel and Cat Power’s new album, a zine for an excellent cause, and more.
It’s October. Halloween lurks at the end of the month; various awards shortlists are appearing on the scene; and the colder weather makes it ideal to curl up indoors–whether at home, a coffee shop, or a bar–with a good book. Thankfully, this month brings with it plenty of notable literary works, from experimental fiction to eagerly-anticipated essay collections. Here’s a look at some of the books due out this month that have our attention.
Spiritualism, Trance Speaking, and the “Legacy of the American Confidence Man”: An Interview With Adrian Van Young
We’ve been admirers of Adrian Van Young‘s fiction since we first encountered his debut collection, The Man Who Noticed Everything. This year has seen the release of his first novel, Shadows in Summerland, which was inspired by the real-life history of 19th-century spirit photographer William Mumler. (We ran an excerpt from it last year.) Told via multiple narrators, the novel follows the convergence of the lives of Mumler, trance speaker Fanny Conant, and a young woman named Hannah in Boston […]
Weekend Bites: John Wray Interviewed, Tony Tulathimutte, Rorschach, Keith Lee Morris’s Playlist, and More
In our weekend reading: John Wray discusses his latest novel, revisiting an EP from Rorschach, a playlist from Keith Lee Morris, and more.
Morning Bites: Charles Yu on John Wray’s Latest, Tracy O’Neill Interviewed, Kristopher Jansma, and More
In our morning reading: notes on the latest novel from John Wray, interviews with Tracy O’Neill and Kristopher Jansma, and more.
In our morning reading: Mark de Silva on research, an excerpt from Idra Novey’s new novel, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Alison Bechdel, John Jeremiah Sullivan Interviewed, John Wray Nonfiction, W.E.B. Du Bois, and More
In our afternoon reading: Alison Bechdel’s favorite books, a new essay from John Wray, an interview with John Jeremiah Sullivan, and more.