In our afternoon reading: delving into the film adaptation of “Motherless Brooklyn,” revisiting Stephen Crane’s Asbury Park years, and more.
Well, it’s November, and the days are growing shorter and shorter. (Assuming you’re in the northern hemisphere, at least.) We’d say that this group of books are an array of doorstoppers, suitable for curling up by the fire, but that’s not entirely true; most of these books are quite trim, in fact. They do represent a wide array of styles, however: from comic novels to incisive cultural studies; from surreal fiction in translation to candid usage of the essay form. Here are a few of the November books we’re most excited about.
Afternoon Bites: Kaaron Warren, Lilly Dancyger Interviewed, Elizabeth Hand Excerpted, Kevin Wilson, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Kaaron Warren’s new book, an excerpt from Elizabeth Hand’s latest novel, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Rachel Kushner’s new novel, new writing by Scaachi Koul, and more.
Weekend Bites: Kevin Wilson Interviewed, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Bird in Hand, George Saunders’s Latest, and More
In our weekend reading: interviews with Kevin Wilson and Viet Thanh Nguyen, a look at Baltimore’s Bird in Hand, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Mitchell S. Jackson, Carrie Brownstein’s Memoir, Marlon James Recommends Fiction, Neighborhood Bars, and More
In our afternoon reading: new nonfiction from Mitchell S. Jackson and Jason Diamond, Greil Marcus on Carrie Brownstein’s memoir, Marlon James recommends novels, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Loft Show Histories, Emily Gould on Scents, Jamie Iredell on AWP, Shirley Jackson, and More
A look back at NYC loft spaces in the 70s and 80s, new writing from Emily Gould and Jamie Iredell, news on the film of Kevin Wilson’s The Family Fang, and more.
At Chapter 16, Tina LoTufo talks with Kevin Wilson about Nicole Kidman’s plans to star in a cinematic adaptation of his novel The Family Fang. Wait a second — Drag City released a Crisis of Conformity 7″? Impose talks with Matthew Volz, whose artwork for The Beets is surreal and oftentimes amazing. Mike Davis, whose Nomad Codes was reviewed here earlier this year, has written the libretto for a Burning Man-themed opera. Larissa Kyzer reviews Helen Oyeyemi’s Mr. Fox at […]