In our morning reading: thoughts on Joni Murphy’s new novel, Jim Ruland on writing about Bad Religion, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Raven Leilani and Joe Sacco, thoughts on Ether Kinsky’s newly-translated book, and more.
Apparently it’s August now. Apparently summer has turned the corner and is beginning its slow approach into autumn. Nominally these things are happening, but the passage of time has gotten a bit strange lately. Still, there are plenty of books, and that’s an excellent thing. Do you like powerful, resonant nonfiction? August has that covered. What about surreal, high-concept fiction? Also around. Here are a few of the books we’re most excited about that are due out this month.
Morning Bites: Tommy Orange Interviewed, Patrick Chamoiseau, Joni Murphy Fiction, Paul Tremblay, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Tommy Orange, new writing by Joni Murphy, and more.
We’re huge admirers of the literary work of Eugene Lim–we interviewed him a few years ago around the release of his second novel, The Strangers, and were incredibly happy to hear news of the release of his forthcoming novel Dear Cyborgs on FSG Originals. We’ll be presenting a panel at Greenlight Bookstore in Prospect Lefferts Gardens featuring Lim, Joni Murphy, and Donald Breckenridge; details follow. *** Eugene Lim presents his hotly anticipated novel Dear Cyborgs at Greenlight, accompanied by a […]
Morning Bites: Brian Evenson, Joni Murphy Interviewed, Writers and Solitude, “My Mad Fat Diary,” and More
In our morning reading: Brian Evenson on fiction, an interview with Joni Murphy, new nonfiction from Michele Filgate and Alexandra Molotkow, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Esmé Weijun Wang Interviewed, Alexander Chee’s Latest, Joni Murphy’s Playlist, Rob Hart, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Esmé Weijun Wang, thoughts on Alexander Chee’s new novel, a playlist from Joni Murphy, and more.
Double Teenage, the new novel from Joni Murphy, begins as a coming-of-age story following two friends, Celine and Julie, who live in the Southwest in the 1990s. What begins as a familiar story soon ventures into a much bolder specificity: as Murphy follows the two central characters forward in time, the book’s scope begins to encompass questions of art, globalization, and the violence of everyday life. I talked with Murphy via email about the origins of the novel, how she […]