In our morning reading: Kelly Link on Robertson Davies, an excerpt from Mark de Silva’s new book, and more.
Say you’re a fiction writer and you’d like to allude to the communications technologies of the present moment. There are plenty of ways you can do this, from coming up with your own lightly-altered versions of real-world services to embracing an accurate picture of your smartphone’s suite of apps circa the moment you’re putting words on paper. The difficulty with the latter, though, is that the ups and downs of the tech world don’t always match up with the time it takes to get a book published; the way that Vine went from buzzed-about to deprecated in a relatively short period of time illustrates just how difficult of a juggling act this can be.
Afternoon Bites: Kelly Link, Julia Wertz on Greenpoint, Elizabeth Hand Fiction, Natalie Eilbert, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Kelly Link, new writing from Natalie Eilbert and Elizabeth Hand, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Kelly Link and Jon DeRosa, writers on how Judy Blume influenced them, checking in with Will Chancellor, and more.
Morning Bites: Helen Oyeyemi Interviewed Kelly Link, CLMP Firecracker Awards, Amelia Gray’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: Kelly Link interviewed by Helen Oyeyemi, reviews of books from Maggie Nelson and Amelia Gray, new nonfiction from Chelsea Martin, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Kelly Link Interviewed, Patti Smith on César Aira, Warren Ellis on the Future, Hanya Yanagihara, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Kelly Link, Warren Ellis discusses the future, Patti Smith reviews César Aira’s new collection, new nonfiction from Jennifer Gilmore, and more.
Afternoon Bites: A Kelly Link Primer, Drake and Canada, Sean H. Doyle Book Trailer, Jo Walton, Lead Belly Retrospective, and More
In our afternoon reading: notes on the stories of Kelly Link and the novels of Jo Walton, Ann Powers on transgression and pop music, Carl Wilson on Drake and Canada, the new issue of Guernica, and more.
Weekend Bites: Justin Taylor on Matt Summell, Talking Kelly Link, Ta-Nehisi Coates on David Carr, and More
In our weekend reading: news of the Kathy Acker Fellowship, Ta-Nehisi Coates remembers David Carr, Justin Taylor reviews the latest from Matt Summell, Roxane Gay on bad mentors, and more.